Ginger’s Training Log – 2-23-14

My #Runnerselfie of the week, blowing snot rockets.
My #Runnerselfie of the week, blowing snot rockets.

Hi there. Enjoying the drama of the Indoor National Championships? Should be very interesting to see how this all pans out. So anyway, I haven’t been doing specific training lately but figured I’d give a little update on how my running is going these days.

I am averaging 4-6 days a week with 20-45 minute runs each time. I am not training for any upcoming races, just running for health and general fitness. I am doing some light lifting 1-2 times a week as well and I’d like to get back into the pool eventually for continued exercise. I miss it! I do miss training hard as well but not enough to make the time and effort commitment. Occasionally, I’ll do a fartlek run or strides just to help the body remember how it feels to run fast. I’m in a good place right now. Although I am over the winter weather here in Ohio. But who isn’t?

Here’s a run down of my week:

Monday: 42 minute run James and our friend Chris after trying ziplining for the first time.

Tuesday: Off

Wednesday: 16 minute quickie run before James went to work. Was going to run again later but opted for a free Denny’s Grand Slam meal for our birthdays (me on the 17th, him on the 19th).

Thursday: 30 minute run on the treadmill watching figure skating.

Friday: 30 minute solo run before work.

Saturday: 24 minute run with James at night.

Sunday: 50 minute run on the treadmill with some fartlek intervals.

Total: 3 hours 12 minutes

I write about mindfulness, mental health, and the professional sport of running with the occasional poking fun at the sport. When I am not running, I'm either helping people as a counselor or trying to make them laugh as an amateur open mic comedian.

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