Somehow the topic of TV came up in conversation with three different people this week. I feel as if telling someone I don’t own a television is one of the most shocking things I could say! One person even asked what I do. Well, I read a lot! And, since you’re reading my running log you’ll know that I run a lot and that means lots of podcasts. Quite a few are share-worthy this week so here we go!
The Illegal by Lawrence Hill. I grabbed it at the library because it had a runner on the cover and it did not disappoint! The author writes knowledgeably about racing and training as well as immigration, racism, and politics.
Magness and Marcus on Coaching: Episode 28 – The Psychology of Breakthroughs. Several good observations, above all that having a breakthrough doesn’t mean you need to bump up your training the next week.
The Undisclosed Podcast. I was a junior in high school when Hae Min Lee was killed so in a weird way I feel a connection and a responsibility to witness justice in this case.
And now for the actual running…
Monday: 3.4 in the morning @ 8:41 average, 7.4 @ 8:18 after work.
Tuesday: Unfortunately I had no way of shuffling things to do this fartlek outside so I braved it on the treadmill – 20x 1 min hard/1 min jog. Started at 10.1 mph and the fastest ones at 10.6. It was hard but I still felt unsatisfied with it, probably because it was just weird to do on the treadmill. Total was 8.3 mi @ 7:19 average pace.
Wednesday: 11.5 miles @ 8:10 average on the treadmill.
Thursday: This one was satisfying! More than that – maybe even a runner’s high. Ran 5 miles tempo in 30:36 — with no bathroom break!! In the middle I fell into the trap of thinking I should slow down before I realized I was just bored and snapped out of it. Total was 10 miles @ 7:14 average with the warmup and cooldown.
Friday: I’ve been struggling to knock out the Friday doubles recently, despite having a flexible schedule on Fridays. After a fun morning with friends, ran 3.5 @ 8:52 average and then hopped back on the treadmill for 6.2 @ 8:30 pace after JB went to bed.
Saturday: 16 miles @ 8:53 average on hilly trails. Wonderful morning!
Sunday: 11 miles @ 8:43 average pace, more than half of this with friends!
total = 77.3 miles.
Four weeks until the Glass City Marathon!