Hey guys! I hope Thursday treated you all well! I have learned to love Thursday’s more and more throughout the years… It really is becoming the “new” Friday!
I am still LOVING my book, UltraMarathon Man by Dean Karnazes… He is currently recapping his Western State Endurance 100 mile race that he did through the sierra mountains in Lake Tahoe area. I just sit here with my mouth hanging open in shock!! What a feat!
So many of you left me great suggestions for other running books to read and I will definitely be checking them out!
So Tuesday was my Move OUT day… but tomorrow is the big one– the move IN day!! And of course moving in means now we are going to be going UP stairs with these ridiculously heavy items, rather than DOWN. Oh well, it is by no coincidence that I scheduled a rest day tomorrow as well!!
On to the workouts….
without even meaning to, I have been increasing my mileage the last few weeks. I really have not been trying to at all. It just sort of happened. I have just been feeling so strong and powerful on my runs and the endurance I feel is un parallel to anything I have felt in the last few years. This whole ‘eating more’ thing must be working!! I have to reign myself in and hold back from doing 10 miles everyday. That is NOT normal for me!
I obviously do not want to hurt myself. NOT AT ALL. I am fully aware of the consequences of increasing mileage too quickly. But it is as if for the last 2 years my body has been yearning to run more but I just wasn’t allowing it with the minimal food intake. Now that I a giving it what it wants… well…. the miles are just kind of sneaking in there!
a.m: 1 mile jog to weight lifting (did arms and thrusters) then 1 mile jog home.
a.m: 12 mile run ((The bathroom emergency run from H*ll)) pace at 7.40
p.m: 25 mile bike ride
a.m: light pilates class
p.m: easy 5.2 mile run at 7.50 pace
a.m: 9 mile run at 7.20 pace
a.m: weightlifting (arms, back, triceps) and light pilates class
p.m: 8.2 mile run (divided between a warm-up, easy running with group, and hill workout)
Friday 8/16 ((TODAY!))
p.m: Hill Repeats!! ((hopefully!!))
I LOVED the hill loops that I ran yesterday to start and end my workout, so I decided today to do hill repeats! And now that I am a HUGE believer of the warm-up, I will probably do a similar thing to last Fridays fartlek workout ((except with hills of course!)) Maybe again something similar to Hungry Runner Girls hill workout (HERE).
Have a Great Friday everyone and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!
P.S– all of your strong vibes really helped me on Tuesday… if you have any more strong thoughts to send my way tomorrow, they are appreciated 🙂
How many miles do you like to put in a week? Are you trying to get more/less?
Do you find you get injured if you put in too many miles a week??
Hill workouts vs. other speed workouts– thoughts??