So onto running talk I go.
I'm not sure where I left off in my running updates with so much other talk going on. I know I filled you in on my Resolution Run on the 1st so I will move on from there.
I am working at balancing what is on my training plan with my 1+ 2012 goal. On plan rest days, I am running less miles (1-2 sounds good) and I am really trying to take it easier this week. Typically, my training includes one recovery week a month. I am coming off of three weeks of increased mileage each week so think I need to settle down a bit....before hurt forces me to. Plus, I want to run my January half this Sunday so I am reserving miles for Sunday....if that makes any sense.
|Just monkeying around|
On Tuesday I ran 2.03 miles but kept the incline steady. This was to be a easy/rest day and I followed the run up with Skimble Balancing Act and some good targeted stretching.
Yesterday I made a mistake....but not a bad one. For some reason I thought yesterday was my speed work day (but on the plan it was to be today). Oh well! I ran 7.15 miles yesterday and did seven 600 m intervals at a faster pace. It was a hard workout but not a killer workout. I think my paces were good and know I can up the pace for shorter intervals. I really am trying to do one speed interval or tempo run per week. And I guess they are supposed to be on Thursdays....not Wednesdays. Like I said, not a terrible mistake.
|Not quite my night sky|
So today I did an easy, boring 1.13 mile run and followed it up with lots of targeted stretching.
Thing is, with these runs and the half on Sunday, I am going to still exceed last week's miles but only by a bit. So I guess I have short runs the next two days. What do you think? Am I being too conservative and holding myself back too much this week?
* Note: I need to thank darling daughter for today's artwork....courtesy of a coloring app on my iPhone.
Today I am grateful for:
- Starbucks gift cards
- Pay day....gotta love them....
- Eco-friendly party favors
- A good night's sleep