I overate calories yesterday and didn't work out. That's ok - I knew it was going to turn out that way. I ate 1500 calories and that's not as terrible as it could have been. I received my running program/schedule from my running coach yesterday. It looks hard but doable. The most surprising part is that the emphasis is on not OVER training which I know I am prone to do. There are only 2 long runs per week (4 mi or greater) and the others are 30 min runs or tempo work at a track. I'm a little worried about the longer runs as they add one mile per week. For example, this week is single 4 mi long run - but next week its 5, then 6, then 7. That seems to me like a steep grade to adding mileage. I'm concerned I won't be able to run all 5 mi as right now my limit is barely 4 miles. I have to stop and walk at 20 minute intervals. I'm sure the running coach will say walk where you need to - but I just want to be able to run continuously, you know? Like a real runner? Of course, I weigh 50 lbs more than a real runner!
My weight has increased to 192 (2.5lbs) since Friday - I've eaten more for sure, but I also think its the alcohol. My hands feel swollen so I'm hanging on to water I believe (hope). Could also be from the extreme soreness - I think I may be hanging on to water perhaps to repair these poor sore muscles of mine.
I read this article and found it interesting enough to share. Its nothing earth shattering - I just like good info as a reminder sometimes. Its from Men's Health magazine: