Still figuring out how this stuff works. Blogging, that is. I’m going to shoot for at least once a week.
I am no longer running most my easy runs too fast. Ha! There’s a reason that those runs are supposed to be slow–because that’s all you can do! I have never been an everyday runner, and I’m beginning to feel it. I have to say that I’m thankful for the 5 week build up-I’m going to need it all, I think.
I missed two runs this week due to illness, but made up the mileage. With this plan, that’s not how you’re supposed to go about doing it, so I need to work on that.
Instead of an easy 2 miles on Tuesday, followed by easy 3 miles on Thursday and Friday, I ended up doing a fast 5 miles (on the treadmill) on Thursday and an easy (kind of) long run of 8 miles with friends on Saturday. That run on Saturday was supposed to be a 3 miler, but I was playing catch-up…I did follow that with an easy 4 miles on Sunday morning, so I’m getting better. I started off week three (the first 6 day week) with the planned 4 miler this morning, and am shooting to make all of them. I’m also going to go ahead and move the long runs to Saturday, with an easy run on Sunday (just flip-flopping on the schedule). That way I may be able to see some of my running friends this summer as they train for their respective marathons!
This week will be a bit out of order, as I am running a race on the 4th–a 5k. I am going to give it my best, but I’m not sure I can beat my time from last year. We’ll see. This year I’m going to try a mile warm up before the race and see if it helps, as lately my first mile has been and felt terrible.
Goals for the week are to do my runs outside barring storms–which means I have to get my butt out of bed in the mornings. School starts for me and the boys on July 7, so I need to get my routine better established! Gotta get more acclimated to the humidity. Also need to get my head in the game more-I’ve been struggling with the mental game these days…3 more “easy” weeks, then the real fun begins!