Workout – 3 Miles. I can’t divulge the time it took me to run these 3 miles because I forgot to look at the clock when I got home. I can definitely say it was more than 15 minutes and less than 45.
I kind of wanted to do 5 miles today to make the week a 30 mile week. then I thought, self, we don’t care about numbers this week. and this is actually day 5 of running on your first week back, and we kind of had a silent agreement that we would only run 4 days. so we will compromise and run 3 miles on this 5th day to prove that we don’t care about the # of miles. this week. 3 miles it was. 28 miles for the week. and I had to regrets about it.
I think it would be a good time to review the week in running and how it went. considering that it is Friday and the running for the week is done. I will not be running tomorrow. I would love to run tomorrow. and I would love for it to be a long sort of run tomorrow. but I am going to NYC tomorrow with a very good friend to have some girl time. while I will be doing A LOT of walking, there will be no running miles.
Let’s start at the beginning:
Sunday- 6.1 miles
Monday– 5.1 miles
Tuesday– cross train. 1 hour stairmaster = about 8-9 miles
Wednesday- 6.4 miles
Thursday- 7.8 miles
Friday- 3 miles
Total: running – 28.4. add some cross training. and some strength training. a tiny bit. but worth counting. I could describe every run this week in the same way – they were all equally enjoyable and felt exactly the same. that is really all I want. good paces. good weather. perfect distances. no pressure. exactly what I need now.
I’m going to be honest. this was not an easy week. the running wasn’t hard, but my body is still getting into the rhythm of actually running. My right leg is still pretty wonky. tightness. little aches. nothing that is alarming to me. just working itself out. which is keeping me mindful of keeping it nice and easy. keeping the ‘nice and easy’ thinking on the brain is good because I really want to run a lot of miles. and this is what I have to think – I MUST keep it relaxed now because it’s not time to even start training yet. keep it happy and slow and low mileage, so that when it’s time for the hard work stuff, my body is not breaking down and injured. I need it to be in tip top shape. and that is what keeps me from going out and doing 10 mile runs everyday. among other things. It is funny how running changes over time – it takes more discipline at this moment to NOT run, than it does to get out and run. I want to be at 45ish miles a week easily by the end of June. and that is completely within my means, with some speedwork/tempos. then continue on and get into the 60’s by end of july. and probably not go higher than that. if that is even doable. we’ll see what the bod has to say about that.
I’m looking forward to week 2 back in the running game. hopefully into the 30 mile range. and hopefully a long-ish run at the end of the week.
that’s all peeps. no pics today. lacking in the picture taking department.
Happy racing to those of you running!!! I’ll check in with you on Monday – I want reports!
Tell me about other fun weekend plans?!?! as if people really make weekend plans other than long runs and fun races.