Racing and training, Running

Thoughts during a treadmill run

The treadmill has been my bestie lately, even if we totally have a love/hate relationship. But I’ve yet to regret a run…

1. I just really don’t want to do this…can’t I stay on the couch instead?!

2. Ok…I’ll go for at least 30 minutes.

3. But I’ll first take 30 minutes to get changed and eat some chocolate and clean the apartment

4. *finally walking to gym* I’m already tired

5. *hopping on treadmill* Ughhhh. I’ll take it easy

6. Spend 5 minutes warming up and realize that my legs don’t feel half bad

6a. But it still early enough in the run that I still pretty much just want to stop. I’ll stare at the hot firefighters across the street. They’ll entertain me.

7. Pump my jams and increase speed from warm up to “oh hey I’m actually running quick” speed

7a. Gah I am so out of shape. When did this even happen?

8. All bets are off when a great song on my playlist comes on…speed increases a little more.

8a. This is funnnnnnn.

9. Wow, maybe I’m in better shape than I thought.

9a. I hope the person on the treadmill next to me isn’t racing me…

10. That was the best run ever, can’t wait until tomorrow!

10a. Now what’s for dinner?!

💗Nicole

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Training Logs

Running recap: March so far

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February 27-March 5 2017

  • 2/27- 2.5 miles easy, 10:00 min pace
  • 2/28 – rest day, sick
  • 3/1- 3.1 miles, 9:41 pace
  • 3/2- 3.2 miles (20 minute tempo with 10 minute super easy warm-up), 9:23 pace
  • 3/3- 2.5 miles super easy, 10:00 minute pace
  • 3/4- 2.3 mile easy social run, 10:52 pace
  • 3/5- rest day

Total mileage: 13.6 miles

Notes: most of this week I felt like total crud between a cold early in the week and super bad allergies/congestion the rest of the week 

Yoga classes: 0. I was scheduled to go on Thursday but ran instead because snotty downward facing dog did not sound appealing

March 6-12 2017 

  • March 6- 3 miles easy, 10:00 pace
  • March 7- 4 miles (1 mile easy warm-up and 3 miles tempo), 9:20 pace
  • March 8- 3 miles easy, 10:00 pace
  • March 9- restorative yoga
  • March 10- rest day!
  • March 11- 4.4 miles, 9:33 pace
  • March 12- 3 miles easy, 10:00 pace

Total mileage: 17.4 miles

Notes: Overall, this week was so much better running-wise! I got to leave work early a couple of days, which definitely helped with motivation. And less congestion = better running. 

Yoga classes: 1

Goals for this week: really…just to keep my mileage where it was last week. Not going to lie, it had been MONTHS since I ran anything over 15 miles per week. So, I kind of just want to keep myself at 17-18 per week for another couple of weeks. That way I don’t end up with some kind of freak injury from getting excited and running too much too soon. And of course, yoga.

Happy Monday!

Do you have any mileage goals for the week?

♥ Nicole

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