So after running a total of 0 miles the week before last. I managed to run FOURTEEN miles this week. Yes, I am just as shocked as you are.
I need a rest from running all over town!
I am pretty sure I complained for at least 7 of those miles. Running is hard as it is, but it’s much harder getting back into the swing of things after taking 9 days off.
The things I complained about:
- I was too hot.
- I had to go to the bathroom.
- I was hungry.
- I thought speed work would kill me.
* I am a week behind on my training program
I know I struggled with the runs this week because they were not easy and I really needed to work harder to get them in. I am always doubting myself as I am running. I wonder if I will make or if I need to stop and walk.
I am always pleasantly surprised when I don’t stop and make it to the end alive.
On Monday I did my first ever speed work out. Does this make me a legit runner?
For our group run on Thursday we were set to do 4 miles but for some reason 65 degrees seemed really hot that day and most of us called it quits after 3.4 miles. I pretty much always hit the distance I set out to run-it’s more mental than anything else.
The trail we ran along reminded me of the move Jurassic Park and I was expecting t-rex to pop out at any moment. That kept me entertained for a few miles.
On my long run on Saturday I made the mistake of not going to the bathroom before meeting my running group at 7:30am to run. I like to sleep as long as possible and rush out the door at the last second.
Since I wanted to get in the 5 miles I walked up hills until I could go to the bathroom 3.5 miles in. And running felt amazing once I did what I needed to do.
The next day (Sunday) I ran a 2 mile race with a extra .5 to hit an even 14 miles. Is that obsessive?
I started off fast for me during the race.
We hit a MONSTER hill at the end of mile 1 and I think it did me in. I just wanted the race to be over. I was not expecting to have a 2 mile PR since I had just run 5 miles the day before but thanks to a speedy first mile I was able to finish with a faster time for myself!
We submit our weekly running logs to our coaches so they can provide feed back. I love this since I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to running.
My coaches want me to work on adding mileage and slowing down my pace. But I need to check back with them to see how slow should I be going.
Anyhooo, I am pumped for another week of running. I am always grateful that running it a part of my life.
Plus it allows me to consume bacon cheeseburgers and I am super grateful for that!
What are your running goals?
Mine is to stay aliveeee.