It’s been an incredibly busy week and I’ve been a terrible blogger. I have, however, run every day this week and have managed to amass the highest mileage total of my journey so far. First, my excuses for not blogging this week; I’ve been busy at work, I’ve gone out and gotten myself a new job and I’ve been running my brains out. I had my second and final interview at a local architecture firm on Wednesday morning and I am fortunate enough to have received the job. It’s a great situation for me in many ways; one of them being a little bit more time to train! Monday was a bit of a mess for me as I had to make up for not running on Sunday. I ran a 10k in the morning on the treadmill to finish last weeks runs and then ran 5.5 miles in the evening to begin this week.
Week Six totals
I’ve also run 4 10ks this week on the treadmill. I’ve been consistently getting quicker each time I’ve tried to. One of the 10ks was a hill workout that was really fun. Here is how it went: first km at .5 grade, next 2 km at 1.0 grade, 1 km at 2.0 grade, 1 km at 1.0 grade for recovery, 1 km at 2.0 grade and 1 km at 3.0 grade. Then I cooled down to 1 km at 1.0 grade and ran the last two km flat. It really pushed me to work on my form and stay on top of my feet. That was my Thursday evening workout. Tuesday I ran a hard 10k and broke the 39 minute threshold. This is not a necessarily huge step up for me, but it is a good building block in my runs.
I’ve also been getting back to swimming this week. I’m planning on ramping up my efforts in the pool come the first of the year. Going three times per week is the plan and eventually rejoining my master’s group MWF at 6:00AM in the uptown YWCA (yes, this is an invitation to join us). My ladies also went away this week. No, not Alex; my bikes! Stella and Cera headed off to Florida for a couple weeks at the Stadler spa and rejuvenation clinic. When they come back they’ll look like totally new ladies. I’ll be blogging about that process on location so, don’t fret!
Back to the task at hand though. The mileage for the week will touch 46 after today’s watch-free 5.5 miler. Here’s how the week has gone:
M: 5.5 miles on the treadmill
T: 6.5 miles on the treadmill
W: 7.0 miles on the treadmill
R: 7.5 miles on the treadmill
F: 5.5 miles outdoors
S: 10.0 miles on the treadmill (@7:10 pace average)
S: 6.0 miles outdoors
Week Eight totals
I promise I’ll be better about blogging this week! I’m also getting very excited about our Floridian vacation at the end of the month/over my birthday to visit my parents. I’ll actually be able to run outside in SHORTS!