I’ve decided to bring Marathon Mondays back. Even though I have no idea which spring race I am going to run, I am still loosely following a program so I might as well document and share my training on here. Last week I didn’t really do any of the prescribed speed workouts. I had to switch some runs around and just didn’t get around to it. I couldn’t make it to the track and have a really hard time doing speed work on the treadmill. I know it should be easier because you can just set the speed and run…but there’s this mental hurdle that I can’t seem to get over. My Achilles also starts to act up if I run too much on the treadmill so if I’m not running outside, I tend to keep my indoor runs pretty short.
Anyway, here’s what last week’s training look liked:
Monday: 1 mile
Tuesday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles
Thursday: 6.22 miles
Friday: 5.08 miles
Sunday: 12.42 miles
Total: 31.73 miles
I did yesterday’s long run with the Running Room and it was a nice change! We ran in a new-to-me area (with lots of hills!) so it kept things both interesting and challenging. The miles flew by and I knew there was brunch at the finish line so it helped power me through until the end! 😉
I will be going to Chicago with this crew so it will be nice to get some runs in with them over the next few months. The coach who wrote the plan I am (sort of) following runs out of one of the Running Room locations here in Toronto so we will probably be doing our Sunday long runs there!
We ended up at a pub after the run (hah!) and while there weren’t many super healthy options on the menu, I was able to order a hummus platter which, according to the menu, was intended to serve 2-3 people. I’m happy to report that I was able to eat most of it.
The rest of my day was pretty low key – stretching, rolling, reading, eating, an epsom salt bath…all that fun stuff.
I feel like I’m in a pretty good groove right now with both running and life. My plan right now is just to keep this momentum going and make 2017 my best year yet!