Well, today officially wraps up month one of the base training plan. There were a few snags, but overall – good!
Early in the month, I overdid it a bit on leg day and ended up slightly straining my hamstring. However, I was able to manage this with slowing up paces considerably, foam rolling, and stretching. I only had to cut one scheduled run short, and only by a mile.
I did not skip a single workout, though a few were rescheduled due to hamstring or “other life” issues. I topped off the month with 63 miles, and my hammy is feeling fine!
September adds in some longer weekend runs, and a 5th day of running during the week. I am hoping that the base building plan will allow me to function with higher mileage during actual training. Right now, we’re off to a good start!