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Training: Sunny Weeks and 20 Miles

Training: Sunny Weeks and 20 Miles

My workouts last week included running!  I guess that deserves an exclamation point right?  In the last week, I have felt a lot more motivated to run.  More importantly, I’ve enjoyed running.

Monday: 4 miles with my brother
Tuesday: Strength workout
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: 3 miles
Friday: OFF
Saturday: 5 miles with my friend Julie
Sunday: 4 miles and Core Workout
Toal: 20 miles

So how was it? 

I’ve been feeling good running.   To be honest, this is the best I’ve felt running in awhile.  Yes, I’m running far less miles but I’m enjoying miles.  There isn’t a lot to say as I continue to build my base back.  Since I took a lot of time completely off, my running fitness has decreased but I know it will come back.

I want to keep doing strength and core workouts.  Like many runners, I often “say” I will but don’t commit to the little extras.  I personally like the Nike Training Club and strength classes at my local gym.

For the next few weeks, I plan to keep doing what I’m doing.  I’ll gradually increase mileage but I’m not going to go crazy.  I do plan to jump into a few local races soon and get a feel for where I’m at fitness-wise.

Posts from the week:

May Training Log: 7 miles

What to Do Between Training Cycles:

Questions for you:

How was your week of workouts?

What is your favorite strength workout?

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14 responses

  1. Great that you’re getting back into it 😀
    My workout’s this week have all been running based but I did manage a new Personal Best for 5km!
    I’m one of those runners that keeps saying I need to do strength training and never gets round to it… I’d love to know more about what you do for it 🙂

    Rachel | Coffee & Avocados

  2. Glad you are getting back into the groove. I am making my way back as well. Started with run/walk intervals and gradually increasing the distance. I find that it is not particularly helpful to stress out about pace. My pace lately has been around 11:30, but I know that will improve. Just got to keep your eyes on the prize!

    • We just have to figure out what the prize is Steve, ha! Seriously, I’m glad to hear you’re getting back into it too!

      • No kidding. Only race I am signed up for is the Richmond full. I really don’t want to defer, so I am going to keep plugging along in hopes of running that.

  3. Glad you had a good week of running and it sounds like you’re feeling rejuvenated and ready to go. You’re doing the right thing by easing back into training, and 20 miles in a week is pretty awesome for your first week back to running. Glad you got to share some runs with family and friends as well, that is what is all about :).

  4. Running and enjoying the run makes a world of difference…I haven’t been following blogs lately (business and pregnant blah blah) so I’m not sure why you’ve not been running (I can go back and stalk your posts) but I can relate to running less and learning to enjoy the sport aside from prs and hard training. I’m taking one run at a time and embracing more strength training, My favorite are deadlifts and reverse lunge one-arm presses 🙂

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