Ohmigosh, you guys?! I had an AWESOME week of training last week! Wow, that’s first time I’ve said that in a while, huh? And, it’s FINALLY nice out! All you midwesterners totally know what I’m talking about, right???
This past week:
Monday – Hot Yoga
Tuesday – 4.16 mile run (no watch, no music) and Hoy Vinyasa
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – 3.55 mile run to break in the new kicks followed my watching my alma mater become ELITE (eight, that is).
Friday – Rest…kind of. Went for a short walk with C to celebrate the 60 degree day I’ve been waiting for!
Saturday – 18.39 miles @ 9:22 pace. I was feeling amazing up until mile 14. That’s when I started the inner-motto of “just keep running” (Dory-stye). I was actually really pumped with this pace because it was a smidgen faster than the last 18-miler I did. Woo! Go me!
Sunday – Hot Vinyasa. This was a little rough, but I still really love this studio and class.
This past week’s long run was a week late, which is honestly not that big of a deal. The first four miles were tough, so I tried to utilize as much positive thinking as I could. In my mind, I replaced “Why do people do this?” with “I’m really struggling with XX right now, but it’ll get better”. And you know what? It did! Another example – instead of cursing at the hills or drizzle, I tried to spin it into a positive thing and they weren’t that bad. I always forget how mental running is (90% apparently).
I have also really enjoyed the addition of yoga to my routine. I’ve thought, “I really want to go to yoga tonight” and I haven’t felt that way about running in a while. I honestly think that having more practice with a mind/body connection is great for my long runs (what with the positive thinking) and connecting more with my body.
OK, so some goals for next week:
Monday – Short run (3-4 miles)
Tuesday – Short run (3-4 miles) & Yoga
Wednesday – Yoga
Thursday – Medium Run (4-5 miles)
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 20 miles! Ahh!
Sunday – Yoga
Can you tell I’ve totally caught the yoga bug? I know I’m not a yogi nor am I buying up some Lululemon, but I think I can get really into this. Especially since it’s HOT yoga! 🙂
How did last week go? What are your plans for this week? Link up and tell Jen and I all about it!
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