Over the past couple weeks I have been building my mileage and running nearly everyday like I did before the marathon. Since I had taken a little time off immediately following the marathon and then again after the back pain my mileage had dropped back quite a bit. Now that I have committed to my next marathon, which I am behind in training for incase you are wondering, I am in the mode of trying to build back my mileage pretty quickly.
I have been being very careful not trying to do too much too quickly and I feel like I am comfortably within those boundaries. This is precisely the reason why I am not looking at the marathon plan right now. I don't want to get tempted to try and run what is currently on the plan for at least another week to 10 days. I am fairly certain that if I tried to do that I would end up injured pretty quickly.
I realize I am playing in the proverbial street with trying to build my mileage back so quickly so I am really "watching for cars" so to speak. I am paying really close attention to every ache and pain and that is the reason I will be taking an unplanned day off tomorrow. My ankle started hurting ever so slightly this morning during my horrible 4 miles. I am playing it safe and will rest the ankle tomorrow and see how it feels on Saturday.
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