I knew that blogging would be a great way to log my training and hopefully entertain the very, very, VERY few readers that I seem to have (unless those stats are just me looking at the blog – LOL!) However – is it wrong that I’m having a hard time posting every day? Frankly, YES it is! I have just found that by the time I finally get a chance to relax at a night, it’s practically an hour before bedtime and to be brutally honest…..after a long day, I kinda wanna sit and relax with my husband!
So in an effort to at least keep my one random reader (hello to whomever you are!) up to date on my training efforts, here’s what I’ve been doing the last couple of days:
Tuesday –> 3.5 miles on the treadmill, stretching, lifting ,etc.
Wednesday –> 2 miles on the treadmill (at a much faster pace!), stretching and core work
Thursday –> 3.5 miles on the treadmill and a nice steady pace. Then after work I wound up walking for about 50 min. with the dogs.
Friday –> 40 min. on the AMT, stretching and lifting
So, random person that reads my blog, I have been diligent with my training!
I know most runners despise the treadmill. I’m not the hugest fan, but I do find that it holds me accountable for maintaining a current speed. In the beginning of June I set out to only run outside (and it was great!) but as the months went on, I felt like I was getting slower and slower. Maybe it’s just me, but I kind of like using the treadmill to mix things up (plus it keeps me from getting bored). I also feel that my overall speed increases because I really really push myself. Outside? not so much! So I’m hoping that by having a nice combination of treadmill runs and outside runs will really benefit my training. Not only do I want to complete the 1/2 marathon and full marathon — but I want to do it in a timely manner!
Tomorrow is a much needed rest day and I’m very excited to be meeting up with my college roommates for an afternoon of laughter. We all haven’t been together in the same room in about 5 years so I’m really looking forward to it.
How about you random reader? What have you got planned for the weekend?