It’s fun run Sunday with a twist. I’ve been waiting for this Virtual 5K for a while now. I am not a 5K runner and it is unlikely that I will ever love the 3.1 mile distance; it’s just not my thing. But I had three really good motivations for doing this one. So I […]
I had a relaxed, slow long run day today. You know; my favorite day of the week. I also like it because it precedes a rest day and after six days of training, I’m ready for my down time. Don’t text. Don’t call. Just bring more wine. My legs are heavy and tired, but I’m […]
After a good night’s sleep, I woke up feeling like a million bucks. Is it that simple? More sleep can do this? If you’ve been following so far you don’t need to be told I dislike speed intervals. Today was hill repeats. I don’t mind hills. The advanced option on my training plan was to […]
If you train consistently, skipping a run here and there can be a good thing. Today I did just that. It was necessary to address the hypocrisy I’ve been oozing lately. Nearly through the fourth week of this training cycle and it’s always a good time to assess my strengths and weaknesses. I’m always talking […]
I prefer strides to fartlek workouts. I need the structure for speed work because if I can just sprint as far as I want, I will do as little as possible! I’m lazy like that. Strides are very short distances run at a hard effort. I use my heart rate monitor and go for 90 […]
There’s something about a run with no plan that is so liberating. It’s like being given free time. I get a similar feeling from my Sunday run (or runs, if I do two) as I do from my recovery day. The difference is that I still get to run on a Sunday; or not run. […]
My long run. And a real long run, not a short-long run. This is the run that closes my third week of training. If you read yesterday’s post about the aborted hill sprint workout in a bid to save this one, I can tell you that it was worth it. What a fantastic close to […]
A double run day with a cross training session between them. It’s days like this that make me wonder if the people who say I’m nuts have a point. The workouts aren’t the toughest part; it’s fitting them in around all the other responsibilities of the day.