This post is waaaay over due.
I can’t remember the last time I posted about running. I wouldn’t be surprised if ya’ll thought I stopped running and turned into a professional Belgian Waffle eater (a girl can dream…). Anyways, one of my favorite bloggers suggested a post on training so I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what last week looked like for me. Normally, I don’t talk about running too much in real life. I know half the world hates the sport so I just spare ‘em. However, I seriously could talk your ear off about how much I love lacing up (well most days..)
First, I should probably start off by “saying” I don’t follow a strict training plan for marathons. I know for some people it is a great way to stay motivated and on track. For me, my Type A personality gets the better of me so all the joy of running is pretty much sucked out to reach X amount of miles at X pace. The only die hard rules I have are long runs above 14 miles on the weekends 2 months out and a rest day. That’s it. It worked well for Richmond so I am just rolling with that philosophy.
Alrighty onto my week. Just a little background – this past week was mentally draining and rough but it had HUGE pay off. I’m still not comfortable posting paces but I shaved off an average of 20 seconds per run. Can I get a woot woot!? Shorter distances, but speedy! My little legs have never felt so tired.
Sunday: 11.07 miles
Monday: Rest – Blood work in the morning
Tuesday: 8.38 miles
Wednesday: 6.70 miles
Thursday: 11.1 miles
Friday: 9.72 miles
Saturday: 8.62 miles
Sunday: 10.20 miles.
Total: 65.89 miles
Slightly less miles than I get at school because I don’t like running at home due to the road conditions, uneven hills and crazy New England drivers. Oh and the deer that randomly pop out at you or scare you half to death because they are on the side of the road…dead…
Any other running questions – email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or just leave in the comments. I love talking about all things running!