What I did last week:
Thursday-30 minute training run.
Friday and Saturday-Our town does a two day festival for the 4th of July where there are food trucks, carnival rides, and band stages set up in the downtown area. It means a couple hours of walking, and in our case pushing a stroller. Exercise done!
Sunday-40 minute training run. This was also the first time in approximately 2 years that I have run outside without the dogs for a true run completely on my own. It was weird and great at the same time. It was nice not to be bogged down by leashes and doggy bags.
Tuesday-Another 30 minute training run but I did it on an elliptical since my leg was giving me issues.
I am maintaining right now. And in this season of busy, that is about all I can ask for!
I had a lot of cramping in my quad this week so that impeded me going as hard as I want to on my run last night. I think I may have slept on it wrong because I woke up in a lot of pain. It is always a struggle when you have an injury, especially early on in your training.
Did I meet my goal from last week?
I did all of my training runs!
What is my goal for next week?
I want to make it to a class this weekend.
I am taking a different approach to my training this time. I have always done my training by distance per run, this time I am doing time per run. I am really liking it so far because I haven’t really run run since before I was pregnant with George. This is allowing me to ease back into the running game with a combination run/walk by judging it by time. Not all of my runs have looked pretty, but I am making the time that I need to so far.
If all else fails, I will remember this.
I love the signs from races. They’re always a good chuckle when you can’t remember why you’re running in the first place.
That’s one of my favorite part of races is seeing the clever sayings.
Good luck with your training! I like the idea of training for time. It allows you to get time on your feet, which is a must. Keep up the consistency, and you’ll be good to go!
I have really enjoyed it so far. I think I have been pushing myself a little harder to actually be running instead of just looking at my mileage dreading trying to make it to the end. It has been a wildly different approach that I like so far.