I’m back and another week closer to the marathon. I continue to really struggle with our weekday runs – I need to find some kind of motivation. The grind of 6 – 8 mile runs is so very monotonous. I’ve tried to add some speed work – that is one of my goals for the week ahead – to give some variety to these runs.
Here’s my past week:
Sunday – 14 miles in 2 hours 12 minutes. I felt very strong during the run. We definitely picked up the pace for the last few miles.
Monday – I went with one of my sister-in-laws to yoga at Breathe. I hadn’t taken the instructor before but overall was a great stretch – it was a little less intense so my arms weren’t killing me for the week.
Tuesday – 6 miles in 55 minutes.
Wednesday – 8 miles in 1 hour 11 minutes. Jason really had to push me to get out the door but it was a great run once we got started.
Thursday — I missed a 6 mile run. Jason and I both worked late and by the time we were ready to go it was 8:30 PM and just decided we were too lazy to drive to the gym.
Friday – This was a planned rest day. I kept it that way.
Saturday – Easy 4 miles in 40 minutes. Roads were slippery from the snow so we just had a nice jog.
Total Miles: 32
Goals from last week:
1. Well I missed one run so I didn’t completely follow the schedule.
2. Only one yoga class 😦
Goals for next week:
1. Kick butt on week day runs – and add some speed work
2. Yoga – practice twice
3. Run in the morning – I am finding it hard to get out of the door after looking at the weather all day. So I think going out right after waking up will help avoid a situation like Thursday when we missed the run because we had worked too late.
I can do this! Bring on the next week.