Slowly things are starting to take shape with my running routine.
A goal is to up my weekly milage. Currently it looks like my average mile per week has gone from 20 to 30 since I started marathonfest. I am very happy with this current amount.
Mondays – Rest (yoga day)
Tuesdays – Speed work (averaging 8 miles)
Wednesdays – (Have to come up with a name for this day….you’ll see why later in this post)
Thursdays – Speed work or Tempo run (averaging 8 miles)
Friday – Rest
Saturday or Sunday – Long run and Cross Training (one on each day not both on both days)
Back to the Wednesday thing. I was not going to run on wednesday this week, but I got home from work and just had this major itch to get out. I did not want to run a certain milage or a pace so instead I decided I would run for a length of time. I set my timer for 30 minutes and began running away from home. When the timer rang I turned around. This was one of the most liberating experiences I have had on my runs in a while. I really enjoyed just running as far as I could in the 30 minute time frame without any other goal but to run. It turned out that I ran for 1 hour (my initial goal) at a 9:15 pace per mile! and logged 6.76 miles! I was very pleased with the result and there was no goal other than to run for an hour. The speed work really has paid off. I had no fatigue during this run at all.
My goal for Wednesdays will be to maintain or add 1 or two minutes to my going out time. So next week I’ll run away from the house for either 31 or 32 minuets. So now for a name….I need a name for my Wednesdays that has some poetry to it. I was thinking Wandering Wednesdays or Where do I get Wednesdays, or WDW (where’s david wednesdays)…
Sunday there is a 5 mile trail run that I would love to do, but I don’t know if I should add those miles to my week and I don’t really have an old pair of shoes to wear and get ruined. So the jury is still out on attending that run.