In my last post I sounded pretty down about running. At the end of last year, I was ready for a faster 2015. I was going to try to get faster at shorter distance events, and by doing so I started to put unneeded pressure on myself.
I think my fragile running ego was really bruised when, I didn't run a good marathon to close out the year... I have also realized that you can't run a marathon, and not expect it to catch up with you later.
I have decided to take the first half of this year easy.... I'm still running, but I'm not going to follow a training program at all until we get to the fall. I will probably sign up for a few low key LVTC events, and I might race a half marathon in June or September ( I haven't decided which race yet). But, I don't want to train aggressively all through the spring/summer and then wonder why my legs feel like shit when I'm in the thick of marathon training....
I have only one goal race this year. I hate to put all of my eggs in one basket, but I really want this year to be about the marathon. Rock n Roll Las Vegas is going to be the one where I try to reach for the stars and hopefully PR. In order to do that I want to add more mileage to that training cycle. I will need to be healthy and strong going into Summer/Fall training....
So for the time being, I'm just running..... I'm taking plenty of days off in between my runs... For instance. For the last three weekends in a row. I have taken the whole weekend off!!! Crazy, huh? My husband and kids are really enjoying the extra time with me on Sunday Mornings.
I've also been leaving the Garmin at home.
New ShoesI was hesitant to write about these shoes. I purchased these beauties for $40.00 (I had a coupon) at 6pm.com.
The first time I went for a run in these shoes, is when I fell... So I almost threw them in the trash.... But, after doing a few more runs in them, they feel great. IMO they are very similar to the Brooks Adrenaline- Except they don't have as many stability features, and the heel to toe drop is a little lower. I think these are great shoes for runs of 10 miles and under, and for tempo pace workouts.
Are we having fun yet? & This weeks workouts....
I think this blog has been helpful for me to get back on track after having children, and for rambling about running without bothering my Facebook friends.
I would get so excited about sharing my training and progress with you guys. It also makes for easy blog content- I was worried that if I'm not training for anything, then what am I going to write about?
I'm going to try to include more details from my regular runs, and hopefully my sparkling personality will shine through.
Monday 3/2 -I had a great run, I ran somewhere between 6 and 7 miles. I ran the first 3ish miles uphill and into the wind, and on the way back I was treated to the opposite. I felt giddy and happy on the way back.
Tuesday 3/3 - A little over two miles on the treadmill, with some circuit training at my workplace gym.
Wednesday 3/4 -8 miles on the Pittman Wash Trail. Instead of an hour lunch break, I took an hour and 15 minute break... I haven't run on this trail in awhile and it was nice change of scenery.
Thursday 3/5 - A little over two miles on the treadmill, and circuit training.
Friday 3/6- I'm heading out to the Pittman Wash Trail again this afternoon. Not sure how far I will go yet...
As always thank you for reading.