So maybe I do need to sprinkle in some slower miles just to get back some strength and some stamina at the same time. I just can't get comfortable at that slower pace. I'm determined to come back faster postpartum.
So today was a schizophrenic romp of 4.5 miles. A combo of the following:
- 0.05 mile walking warmup
- 1 mile run continuously! Yea, that's my first continuously run mile postpartum! Pace was 11:21
- 0.25 mi walk break - my upper back was so tight! I am not used to swinging my arms back and forth for any length of time at all. Stretched and it got a little better.
- 4 intervals totalling 0.53 miles at ~9 min pace with walk breaks between. 0.16 @ 8:49 pace, 0.14 @ 8:45 pace, 0.11 @ 9:10 pace, 0.12 @ 8:54 pace.
- Combo of little bit of running and a lot of walking the rest of the way as I wanted to not just do a couple miles total and had done 2.25 miles out so that I HAD to do 2.25 miles back. Try to get in a decent total mileage to work some endurance on the legs. Glutes, inner thighs, calves, and balls of feet were hurting so didn't want to do more than the 4.5 miles. These muscles have not been used in months.