Despite all the crazy weather last week (and by crazy, I mean HOT and HUMID as all get out!) I did manage to get some runs in. I took it a little slow, especially early in the week when the temps were in the triple digits. I finished the week strong with a nice 10 mile run. This was the first run that I have done of that distance since the Borgess Half Marathon this past May. It went surprisingly well and I felt pretty strong through it all. It gave me a little more confidence that my legs and endurance are getting stronger.
This morning I ran 3 miles before work. The rest of the week my plan is as follows:
- Tuesday – Track Workout (1 Mile Warm Up, 2 x 2 Mile Tempo Interval with ¼ Mile Recovery, 1 Mile Cool Down)
- Wednesday – Rest (Joe’s Birthday!)
- Thursday – 4 or 5 miles
- Friday – 2 or 3 miles
- Saturday – 11 miles
We will see how it goes! I really need to incorporate some strength training into my routine. I will sometimes do a 20 minute upper-body or lower-body strength training workout video, but I am never consistent.
NEW GOAL: More consistent strength training.
I am also having toe issues :-(
I know with distance runners, blisters and calloused feet are par for the course. But, boy oh boy – it hurts! I even (gulp) lost my pinkie toenail. Ughhh. So gross! Anyone else have these issues and how are you dealing? I mean I have some really cute heels that I need to wear!
Ok, that’s all for today. My Netflix is calling, more specifically Friday Night Lights is calling.
Has anybody else watched this show? Are you
in love with it obsessed with it as much as I am?
How did your training go this past week? What do you need to add to your routine?