Week 1 was an unofficial start to my 10k training--little more than base miles. Week 2 officially kicked off my training in earnest. The major difference was a uptake in speed training with a little hill work, speed work, and strides. I didn't take it easy, but I kept mindful about how my body was reacting to the increased load. So far so good. My legs felt a little sore at night, but the next day my legs loosened up after walking around the office. I enjoy the feeling of running faster. Over the last month, I've felt a lot more comfortable at faster paces than where I spent a lot of my marathon training. I'm starting to think that I picked a training pace that was too slow for me. I also love the fact that it takes me less time to finish my workouts and leaves more time for a cooldown and stretching.
The next week will give me a lot more information. If I can keep up the training, I think I have a good chance of meeting my goal. If not, I'll simply re-evaluate my goal. At any rate, it feels really good to be in training again.