I guess I may have missed one of this Monday posts last week. Oops! Good thing I didn’t have any earth shatteringly exciting runs over that time To be thorough, I think I will recap everything over the past two weeks so I have a way to look back at training if I ever want! I’ll try to keep this brief though for everyone’s sake!
Wednesday April 4: 7 miles total. I ended up splitting up this mornings run because I ran out of time before work to get 7 miles in. So I ran 5 at home in the morning and then 2 miles downtown near where I work. I kept a pretty fast pace this day for all miles without really intending to do anything of the sort.
Saturday April 7: 12 miles. I ran this run at my parents house and it was HILLY! I always forget how you use very different muscles running hills. Erg. And Nashville is going to be hilly so I better get used to it… This run didn’t actually go that well and mentally I struggled the whole time. It kind of sucked and I was happy to be done!
Sunday April 8: 4 miles. I didn’t have any other cross training options at my parents house this morning so I decided to run home from Church, keeping a slow pace to act as recovery miles. I am still not really sure I believe there is such a thing as “recovery miles” for me. They hurt so bad and I hurt after too. I think I better just stick to other cross training activities on my day after exercises. But it worked in a pinch and the weather was really nice!
Tuesday April 10: 3 miles. I was not in the best mood about running this morning so I was not overly excited to run much this morning. I figured no sense forcing things so I would just run an easy 3 miles. I ended up able to enjoy this run by the end and get back into the idea of liking running
Thursday April 12: 5ish miles. My garmin was being a POS this morning and I had run well over 1.5 miles and it was still saying only like .8 so I had to reset it and then spend 20 minutes trying to figure out how the heck I was going to plan out a logical course for this 5 miler! I think I probably ended up close to 5 but I will never really know because of getting annoyed at my Garmin! Sometimes I love this watch and sometimes it drives me absolutely nuts!!!
Saturday April 14: 18 miles. I experimented with the Galloway Method this morning and it was a really good experience! I had fun on the first 14 miles of this run and was really able to enjoy myself again! This run makes me excited for training again which is good because the marathon is getting WAY too close for comfort…
After a rocky past two weeks with running, I am hoping Saturday was my turning point and I can get back to really enjoying training again. I’m taking today as a rest day again and will plan to put in my training miles Tuesday and Thursday morning again and see if this routine works for me for awhile!
35 days to the Cellcom Marathon!