Woah, I realized I didn’t type up my running log for last week. Honestly, I was pleasantly surprised with how good I felt. This is partly because I took a nice week off from racing as well as I got a deep tissue massage.
Speaking of deep tissue massages, I’ve found a great person down in South Jersey. If you are ever looking for a recommendation just pop me an email. I cannot sing my lady enough songs.
I’m starting to increase my mileage. I owe another post sometime soon but (knock on wood) I’m confident. I’m going to stay around 60-70 miles for a month and incorporate some speed as I continue more miles under my belt. I will be keeping a full rest day (at least one) weekly. I have found in the last few years that works for me. If I could afford to get a deep tissue massage every rest day, I would!
|Monday:||5.04 miles around the Lake|
|Tuesday:||AM: 5.25 miles with Tim|
|PM: 5.3 miles solo|
|Wednesday:||14 miles+ Deep tissue massage|
|Friday:||10.15 miles fast finish|
|Saturday:||5.14 miles Ugly Sweater group run|
Due to travel I had to split mileage up on Tuesday. I forgot how much I enjoyed doing doubles and I might keep doing that. I was able to add extra mileage without the feeling of a lengthy run.
For my midweek long run, I had planned to run 12 miles. I ended up getting lost (literally in my own neighborhood) and ran 14. Last Sunday I had run 15 miles and felt tired and sore. During my 14 miler on Wednesday, I felt strong and confident. I got a deep tissue massage later in the evening and relaxed on Thursday.
So far, the Amino Acids I have been using have been making me feel really strong. I’m not sure if it’s just mental or I’m beginning to feel the physical effects but I have been feeling much stronger. If everything goes like the previous week, I will be purchasing these when I go through this container. I can notice a huge difference in my running this week versus last week. This week I don’t feel as if I’m slogging through miles (last week I did). The difference could be getting more comfortable with the distance but I also believe it has to do with having one scoop of the amino acids daily.
Goals next week:
Next week is Christmas obviously. I plan to keep mileage around 65-70. I also plan to add a few speedier miles (no races). I think for a while this will stay my comfort zone.
Questions for you:
Have you ever gotten lost during a run?
Where is your comfort zone with mileage?
For me, I run the best when I’m comfortably running around 70 miles. All of my PRs have coming running that distance. I don’t consider myself “comfortably running that mileage just yet, since I’ve only logged one week).