1. So these were waiting at my door when I got back from St.Louis this weekend. They still haven’t hit the pavement yet, but I hope to this week! (I ran 10 on Saturday and didn’t want to try new shoes on a long run).
2. I have a lot going on at work over the next couple of weeks. It is going to cut out my morning runs for a bit, but I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do for work,right? After a long day today, I was absolutely wiped when I got home…but I forced myself to hit the gym. I am sooo glad I did. 35 minutes on the elliptical and a mat 1 pilates class. I feel a ton better. My goal is to get my planned workouts in after work and hope that the weather will allow me to run (weather gods: not too hot and no thunder storms please).
3. Like I mentioned above, I ran 1o miles on Saturday. I have seriously come to the conclusion that runs under 6 miles suck. Okay. Maybe not all of them all of the time. But they have for me lately. The pain in my leg is almost gone, but I can feel it up until mile 5-6. After that I totally fine. I really cannot wait to have a run that is pain-free the entire time. It has been FOREVER. I tried to run a hilly course in preparation for Hood to Coast. Looking at the elevation below, I think I need to add way more hills that this:
A big thank you to the ladies at Starbucks who topped off my handheld water bottle. I would have had to cut my run short if they didn’t help me out. My NUUN was a little watered down after that, but I needed the fluids!
This weeks plan:
Monday: 35 minutes elliptical and mat 1 pilates
Tuesday: 4mile run and yoga for runners
Wednesday: 6 mile run/speed work
Thursday: 4-5 mile run and private pilates session
Friday: not sure. maybe run. maybe class. maybe cross train.
Saturday: 10-12 mile run
Sunday: pilates sculpt
this is why I need a coach….I can’t make up my mind.
How do you balance your workouts when work gets tough? Do you absolutely find a way to get them in? How do you get through those tough runs when you are on your own?