The last few weeks of running have been boring. They haven’t been good or bad, but there has been a lack of excitement to them. This is for a few reasons: I’ve been running by myself, a lot of indoor runs watching TV, and zero races since early December.
Believe me, if there was a race every weekend, I would be there.
Moving forward, I was able to get two workouts in last week.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Thursday:||Easy 30 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Saturday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Sunday:||14 mile run with|
Usually, I take a rest day each week. In fact, this is the first week in a very long time I haven’t. To be honest, the 60-degree weather on Thursday lured me in. Did I have to run? Of course not. Was it the smartest? Maybe not…however, we haven’t seen the 60s in a few months and shorts weather was welcomed. I kept it shorter just to be smart but enjoy some warmth.
Wednesday: 12X400s (average 88 seconds, 400 rest)
I haven’t done 400s on the road in a long time. Truth be told, if a track is not open I’m more likely to do them on the treadmill. However, I don’t race on the treadmill and so on Wednesday when the roads were fairly clear (clear of ice at least), I found a quiet spot in a neighborhood and did my workout. I was ecstatic with how it went.
One of my goals in 2018 is run for the moment you're in. Whether that's the mile, weather conditions, or how you mentally or physically feel. . . Today I got out of my comfort zone and ran 12x400s on the road. The icy track wasn't an option and I could have run on the temperature controlled treadmill but neither are where I race. . . I was rewarded by my efforts and averaged 88 seconds per 400. I've been hard on myself lately because I don't feel like I have a good feel for my fitness but dang…I feel good about this workout!
Sunday: 14 miles run with 7 miles at 6:58 pace
This was my fastest long run since coming back from my break this summer. I am both happy and surprised with my effort. I do know, I’ve been able to run workouts faster because I’m not racing, but I am still looking forward to racing.
In all, I had successful runs and workouts this week. Boring, but I never claimed to blog because I was an exciting person.
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Questions for you:
How was your week of running?
Do you have snow on the ground?