Ugh, it's all so unfair! This time last year, 6 miles was a "light" day. A taper week's long run. Oh, how far I've come... backward.
I don't recall being being this sore training for my first half-marathon, and I was running straight through with no walk breaks. I should probably go read some of my weekly running updates to find out. But maybe I don't want to if read something like "Wow, 10K done and I'm feeling awesome!" Because I totally do not feel awesome right now.
This week the training schedule calls for an increase to 3/1 intervals and a 7 mile run on Saturday. I have to remind myself that it's only 8/10 of a mile more than on Saturday. And so far I've managed the 3/1 intervals just fine. Today was harder because we went to Six Flags yesterday and walked forever. I didn't think it would be a problem since I walk all day at Disney and run there, too. But apparently there are hills at Six Flags and there aren't at Disney.
Or maybe I've just lost THAT much of my fitness. Which really sucks. Do I have to work twice as long/hard just to get back to where I was? Can I get back there at all? I've been reading lots of blogs talking about injury recovery and it seems like most folks are back to their usual training schedule much faster than this. I just want to be able to do what I did this time last year. :(