Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Another 3 miles each, and not bad runs. Both on Mondays. Then Wednesdays it rained both weeks...and Friday, well, I've been blowing my Friday run. Both Fridays I worked from home, and both Fridays we were having guests over, and well, my run just kind of got lost. I need to start paying attention to Friday a bit more I think. Of course it is supposed to rain on Wednesday again. What is it with all the rain only on run days?! I have already decided if I get rained out Wed that I will just have to go Thursday instead, and then try and get my third run in on Saturday. I need at least two. Building mileage is not working really well at this point...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
It was windy out there today and getting ready to rain, but the drops held off until I was on my cool down lap around the block. It is coming down pretty steadily now though. There was a nice tailwind on the way out (which kept my too long bangs in my face-really need that haircut this week) but that made a wicked headwind on the inbound leg. I ran two miles in 23.30, which is an 11.65 mile, somewhat faster than normal in spite of the wind. I am getting more serious about trying to increase mileage now. I think I have been turning in 6-6.5 mile weeks so this week I plan to do 7 if the weather allows...
Monday, November 26, 2012
Well, I got to bed at 12:30 last night for no good reason. I quickly revert to my night owl status when I get a few days off work. So 6:00 came pretty early...When I finally crawled out of bed an suited up my Forerunner wouldn't turn on, even though it had been charging last night. So I plugged it in again for a few minutes and started breakfast and coffee prep, but when I came back to it, it still said low battery. So I went off for my run with just my watch with the timer. I did my route to the park, which I know is about 3 miles, in 38 minutes. A little slower than normal, but I was actually trying for that. It was a good run.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Well any run is better than no run, and today I got a run in and I did need it, so it's all good. However it wasn't a very good run. Why?
1) I went much later than usual-11:00 not 6:00, so I think that threw me off. It was also much warmer than my usual run time.
2) I had a full breakfast before I went-usually I haven't eaten, or have only had a serving of fruit.
3) I had a slight headache. I thought it might help with the headache...no such luck.
4) I was having temperature control issues with hot and cold before I left. Getting hotter and sweatier didn't help.
Anyway I chalked up another 2.5 miles or so and worked off a couple glasses of wine from yesterday's festivities.
Monday, November 19, 2012
It's time to get serious about mileage. I ran another 3 miles this morning. I calculated that if I am running about 6 miles a week currently, and I increase my mileage by 10% each week, that means I get to add 0.6 miles a week. Last week I did 6 miles in two runs instead of 3. If I run 3 miles 3 times this week that is 9 and way over....3 today and 2.5 on Wednesday and Friday is still over.....Argh! I'm thinking 3, 3, and 2.5 and then stay with that for a couple weeks while the body adjusts....I'll see what the body allows...
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