F it. I’m writing a training log. I can’t imagine anyone gets much out of my logs lately as I’m just running to run. But, maybe you do?
If I’m being honest, it’s kinda hard to log training when you’re not training. It’s been almost two years since I stopped training and got real about running in my life, accepted I was overtrained and that my relationship with running was all kinds of screwed up. Since then, I’ve been in running limbo. Still a serious runner deep in my heart, but one who cannot make goals, or really train, or race with intention, without slipping down the proverbial slope. And I feel like that makes me kinda uninteresting at best and whiney at worst.
But I also feel like I’m growing as a runner and a person. It’s a long process to go from hard-charging Type-A-my-life-revolves-around-running-even-though-I say-it-doesn’t person, to a person who runs. So in between working a lot on the site, and taking care of my family, helping out with my various community activites, and finally getting the basement toy explosion under control, I ran.
Week ending March 5, 2017
M – 8 easy. Half on trails and half on roads during preschool.
T – 10 hilly miles with Jasmine during preschool.
W – 8 miles with Jasmine during preschool.
R – Off
F – 7 with a fartlek: 8 x 2:00/2:00 + 4 x :30/90 strides.
Sa – 6 easy.
Su – 12 with my friend Mina and Sydnie! 12 with first 10 easy and then the last 2 harder. Might have broke 7:00 for the last mile, close anyway.
Total: 51 miles
Week ending March 12, 2017
M – 8 very easy on my own during preschool.
T – 10 with Jasmine in the rain.
W – 7 in the crazy wind with Jasmine.
R – Off
F – 7.5 with fartlek: 3 x 3, 2, 1 with equal time jog.
Sa – 6.5 really easy.
Su – 12 with my friend Mina and Syd again! 9 easy, one long uphill, then two hard.
Total: 51 miles
Week ending March 19, 2017
M – Trails were frozen, but clear so 8 miles with Jasmine. So nice!
T – snow day. Blerg.
W – Snow day, but husband worked from home so snuck in 7 miles in an hour.
R – Off.
F – 8 with fartlek: 5 x 1:00/1:00 + 5:00/2:00 + 3:00/2:00 + 2:00/2:00 + 1:00/1:00 + 4 x :30/:90
Sa – 7 easy.
Su – 12 with Mina. Since it was just us old ladies, we kept it easy. Sciatic nerve pain on the right side bugging pretty bad for the first few miles though. Ugh.