Another glorious Monday is upon us – I hope yours is starting off well. My weekend was pretty busy between an early birthday party and some lake time but I did manage to stick (mostly) to my training plan – a far cry from last week’s fail. Let’s take a lookie:
What I was scheduled to do:
I think the big thing you’ll notice is I didn’t do my long run…but au contraire – I did, in fact, complete my 9 mile run, I just did it last Saturday and swapped days with the 5 mile run that I then moved to Monday.
Milage-wise, I’m on track, I need to focus more on weightlifting and incorporating some cross-training in.
Week #2 Stats:
Injuries/Issues: I did one wight training session this week, focusing mostly on my leggies – squats, wall sits, lunges, etc. I assume you can manage my surprise when I was hardly able to get in and out of my car the next morning. As a runner, I enjoy assuming my legs are just in tip-top shape. Well we all know what happens when you assume… Note to self: more weight training so I don’t feel like I need a rascal scooter to get around.
Other notable ramblings: You can see by my average paces that my 3 mile runs are proving to be a bit slower than the longer runs. I focus on running hills for those particular runs and I’m honestly beginning to dread those more than the longer distances. I can push out an hour and half of solid running usually without a problem, but give me an early morning wake up call, nearly suffocating humidity, and a handful of climbs that just won’t quit and those three miles can last a lifetime.
So far this week is looking good, I have a 10-k this Saturday followed by some birthday festivities so we’ll see how Sunday goes…
Have a great day everyone!