Training last week was pretty great. The weather was nice, which helped. I’m still struggling with it being dark again in the mornings, especially now that my mileage is increasing. Three and four miles on the treadmill are no big deal. Anything more than four and I start going a little batty. I’ve had to get creative to get all my miles in.
Tuesday — 5.25 miles
I kept stalling my Tuesday morning run. I really loathe running in the dark. It’s so unfun. In stalling, I ran out of time to get all my miles in so I had to finish my run during my daughter’s nap time. I felt great on both runs, though, and the weather was nice so it was a definite win.
***patiently waiting for more daylight.***
Wednesday — 5 miles
I am not, by any means, an evening runner. Which is why I complain about running in the dark in the wee morning hours. I feel better when I run in the morning. I have less aches and pains, my digestion isn’t quite “awake” yet when I run in the morning, and I feel more accomplished throughout the day. Having said that… I ran in the evening on Wednesday!
The weather was a huge factor in my decision. It would be cold and dark in the morning, OR I could wait several hours and it would be in the 50s and sunny. I chose the latter, and I ended up having a great run! Granted it was still a bit chilly, but it was such a nice change to run in the sunshine.
Thursday — 6.04 miles
On St. Patrick’s Day I met up with Julie for four miles, and then when I got home I added two more for good measure. It was chilly but we had a nice run together. Plus, #allthegreen.
Friday — 1 mile
On Friday I had my follow-up physical therapy appointment. He checked my strength and balance as well as my cadence and form. And I passed! I don’t have to go back for any additional follow-ups unless something happens and I want to be seen. Wahoo!!
Saturday — 10.15 miles
Saturday was pretty fun. I had 12 miles on my schedule but of course no one else did, so I only ended up running 10. I ran with a bigger group than normal, and it was pretty rad because we were all running with different people at different times. It definitely helped pass the time!
Afterward, we celebrated our accomplishments with breakfast, and that’s always welcome after a long run.
I felt strong and comfortable throughout this run. I know I was running faster than I normally do and when I checked my pace it was confirmed. Unfortunately when I went to log my splits later, my watch punked out on me and I had to do a hard reset so I basically lost everything. Oh well, no biggie.
Sunday — 2 miles
Since I missed my two miles on Saturday I figured I should get a 2 mile shakeout run in. I was exhausted but it felt good to get out.
I’m pretty exhausted from last week’s training. It was good, though. I’ll be adding a few more miles this week. Overall I should be in good shape for my two upcoming half marathons. T-minus 3 weeks ’til Hoosier Half in Bloomington! I CAN’T WAIT!
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