A body at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. A 50 year old body that was mostly stagnate for a couple of months prior to starting a new training plan will resist any effort towards motion. I can't say this surprises me, but man I wish it wasn't so.
I knew that the first few weeks of training would be like starting an old car engine on a cold morning. I was right, but as much as my muscles are protesting, I have to say that it feels really good knowing that if I stay faithful to the training before me, all of the protesting parts will fall into line and become stronger.
One week and 6 workouts in. Thanks to the strength workouts for reminding me of muscles that I had forgotten about, and to the running to remind me that even with heavy, sore legs, I can call on past experience to push through.
20 miles and change down this week. Ready for warmer temps - yep, I am a hot weather runner. I like the heat - remind me of this when mid June rolls around, please.
In the meantime, I am excited to start using my new COROS watch next week - great price and impressive battery life that should get me through my 100, as well as testing out a new liquid nutrition - Skratch. I have been using EFuel and EGels for a while with great results, but the EFuel gets too sweet after a while and I tend to stop drinking when I still need hydration. I'll post updates on the gear as well.
Have a great week and happy running!