Saturday, February 21, 2009

Training Update

I just wrapped up my Saturday morning routine of taking Emma for a long walk, going for a long run, getting a latte from Main & Maple, and running errands. I am definitely a creature of habit, and I like having a weekday routine, as well as a weekend routine. I have really enjoyed running and working out Monday-Thursday and Saturday mornings. Here is how my training has played out so far, for my running readers who may be interested:

Mon 2/9: 2 miles (19:40); arm workout
Tues 2/10: 2 miles (19:23); leg workout
Wed 2/11: 2.5 miles (24:00); arm workout
Thurs 2/12: Run 1.5 miles, bike 15 minutes; leg workout
Fri 2/13: Rest
Sat 2/14: 6.2 miles (1:05:00)
Sun 2/15: Rest
Total: 14.2 miles for the week

Mon 2/16: 3 miles (29:00); arm workout
Tues 2/17: 2 miles (18:50); leg workout
Wed 2/18: 2.5 miles (24:00); arm workout
Thurs 2/19: Run 1.5 miles, elliptical machine for 15 minutes; leg workout
Fri 2/20: Rest
Sat 2/21: 4 miles (40:00)
Total: 13 miles

I was supposed to do 6 miles this morning, but I cut it short at 4. I was really overdressed and got overheated early on, which ruined me for the rest of the run. When I took Emma for a walk this morning it was 30 degrees. When I left to go for my run 45 minutes later, it was almost 50 degrees! I was dressed for running in 30 degrees, which was way too much for 50 degrees. I thought about shedding some layers and continuing on, but my energy was sapped and I was able to quickly talk myself out of continuing on. I plan on running another 4 tomorrow to make up for it.

I'm really enjoying training for this half-marathon. It is not nearly as overwhelming as training for a marathon. I don't know if I will ever run a full marathon again. I would like to think that some day I will, but my desire to do one in the near future seems to wane more and more each day. I would like to continue competing in 5ks, 10ks, and half-marathons - focusing on speed more than distance - and incorporating sprint and Olympic distance triathlons into the mix.

Stay tuned for future (separate) posts on public nudity and the Lenten season.

1 comment:

jen said...

I agree that shorter races are just so much more fun to train for! You can push yourself just as hard if you choose, but there isn't the stress level and the recovery isn't as long so you can do more events. Enjoy!

I've heard several people mention being overdressed on runs this last week and I have done it myself. Haha. It's that time of year I guess!! :)