Its Hal Higdon's 6th week of my 8-week training and the most I have run is 3 miles. Whoops.
Monday: stretching & strengthening
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 40 minutes cross training
Thursday: 2 miles and stretching & strengthening
Saturday: 50 minutes cross training
Sunday: 4 miles
Thank goodness for my ab class. Not only is there strengthening involved, but we work at a rapid and continual pace (I'd consider it cross training too). I'm not sure I can do 4 by Sunday, but I bet I can do 3.5. Thats not too far off the schedule despite the setbacks I have had.
Speaking of setbacks, I'm having some knee issues. I had knee issues during training last time, but this is different. They both hurt, they are cracking & popping, and particularly hurt when I go up stairs or down in a squat. I have a feeling that it might be from the pounding of foot to pavement and that perhaps I need new shoes. I bought my current shoes in October of 2007. That sounds like a really old pair of shoes, but I used them for the marathon in Dec 07 and didnt run much again after that. Still, despite the fact they dont have a lot of miles on them, I still think they might be the culprits. Unless my body is just that beat down and running has become that much more challenging for me :(