Some days, running comes with such ease.
Other days, it is pure torture. With my past ultra distance training, I ran more long, slow miles than I ever thought I could… Now that I have a few ultras under my belt, I would like to be able to break a PR or two. I love the courses that I have been able to run!
Even though a 10-miler is not an ultra distance, the trail is one that destroyed me not too long ago… I look forward to beating my 1-loop time in a few weeks out at Wyco Park at the Alt. Chili Run!
While I am out another “standard” training cycle, I will be trying to hit the trails more than a few times in the next 3 weeks!! Just maybe not this week…
Tuesday- 3+ Runners Safety Group Night Run
I saved my energy this morning and mid-day for tonight’s group run! It started a little later than usual because it is the annual Runners Safety Month Night Group Run! There were over 180 planning on attending (plus, you get a FREE shirt!) and while I am not sure how many showed up, there were A LOT of people running! In past years, the running company has had the police stop by to ask if it is a sanctioned event because there are so many people running the sidewalks! Nope, just a bunch of like-minded people enjoying the evening together!
4 miles My run today just didn’t happen. It started out cold, cold and I decided early that I would just go over my lunch hour… Well, then I realized that I forgot by workout bag at home… Then I worked late and we hit the grocery store after that. Oh well…
6 miles 10 miles
Well, since yesterday didn’t go as planned, I decided last night that I was going to head to the gym early to knock out some miles! Since winter is basically here (morning temps below freezing), I haven’t been as motivated to get outside. The gym was warm and I could just set the treadmill to my pace and run until I was done! I decided to make up for yesterday and get in all 4 + 6 miles this morning. With the help of some YouTube GingerRunner and podcast RunSelfieRepeat, I was able to get it all done!
2 miles I didn’t end up running today…no biggie.
Up early and out the door! I was ready to hit the road and even made it to the group run area a little early – so I set out early! I was surprised that the group didn’t catch up to me…but I did start out early enough that I can’t be too surprised. I planned on catching up on the 2 miles I missed on Friday, but it started raining a little more and our second loop started a little late…so I hitched a ride home : )
8 miles While I wanted to get up early and run, I decided to stay in and be with my family. This isn’t always going to be possible with my training plan coming up, so I am soaking it in when I can!
Weekly Miles : 27 miles
1966 / 2,017 miles in 2017
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
I am still a couple weeks from an actual training plan starting…but I am keeping up with a similar plan until that time! We’ll see if this weekends miles happen as well…
Tuesday- 2 miles
Sunday- 14 miles
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