Last week in review.
I am on week 6 of my program. Here it is: http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51137/Marathon-Novice-1-Training-Program Yet to miss a run
It was 3,5,3,7 (miles) and then cross training. Went well overall. Weather turned into winter so only did the last 3 mile outside. Times (guessing) 29:30, 55ish, 40 (but did mapmyrun and it was 3.47 miles), then 1:18 for the 7.
For the cross training lifted. Warmed up on a bike for 10 minutes. Did squats, pull ups, bench, curls, dead lifts, calf raises, reverse bench (row), tri extensions. Amazing how weak my legs were from the run the day before. But overall felt good.
Diet is less than great. Just can't help but overeat.
This week is a killer. 3,6,3,12. I'm going to think about my form a little. I've always been a heal striker and been doing a little research and all they say is that proper form is to strike the ground not on the toe but mid foot, all at the same time. My question is about pace. I run (well I'd hardly call it that) around 11:30 mile on my long runs, maybe even a little slower. When you go at that pace it is almost an extension of walking which by design is heal striking. I'm not looking to speed up, I'm just going for distance. So I guess I'm unsure if you can't heal strike at low speeds.
Anyway, I'm going to focus on form on my short runs this week. My knees have been hurting me so it can't hurt.