Licorice’s Training Log – 3.30.14

This week, I finally realized that running on Wednesdays is just not going to work for the time being, so I rearranged my plan to just make it a rest day. Now it’s one less thing to worry about getting in on an already busy day and life is a wee bit easier. My new plan looks something like this:

Monday: Stroller Strides
Tuesday: Run
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Run
Friday: Stroller Strides
Saturday: Run
Sunday: Rest

Only three runs a week right now, but I can always add in an extra run on Sunday when I want to. I’ll also get Wednesday mornings back in about 2 months when we move up into the next age group of our Parent-Baby class (which meets on Thursdays), so that will open up some more scheduling possibilities as well. This arrangement, however, will work for now.

That said, it was still a slow week. I took the first half of the week off so I could recover from the cold I picked up over the weekend. I never really felt that bad and probably could have run, but since Ellie’s still waking up every 2 hours during the second half of the night (thus limiting how much rest I can really get), I decided to play it safe. Once that cold was kicked, though, I was able to jump right into things for the second half of the week. I’m still on a 1 minute run/1 minute walk plan, but if I can get all three runs in next week I’ll (finally) progress it a bit the following week.

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 2.2 miles run/walk (1 min run/1 min walk)
Friday: Stroller Strides
Saturday: 1.9 miles run/walk (1 min run/1 min walk)

Total for the week: 4.1 miles

In a previous life, I worked on computers and spent all day sitting. Thanks to running, I've rebooted my career and am now a running and triathlon coach and soon-to-be physical therapist. I've also got the mind and spirit of an elite trapped in the body of a back-of-the-packer.

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