Sunday, January 15, 2012
Week 1 Training Update
We ran 3 days last week - 6 miles on Monday, 5.5miles on Tuesday and Friday. I normally run 6 miles with my Dad on Saturdays but I had weekend school, so he ran in the snow without me. Yes I am aware that this mileage looks nothing like the sample training guide, and it doesn't hold to any traditional form of short and long runs. Right now N and I are trying to just get really comfortable with 6 miles as a regular run before we start working with speed work and longer distances. Her and I will start adding miles on to our Friday run, all while I add distance onto my Saturday run with my Dad. Yes this does defy appropriate training, I have found however, that for myself, the biggest issue is dealing with fatigue - accepting fatigue and going through it. It always surprises me when I run two runs back to back and keep pace with both - my brain is telling me I cannot where I know I can. I guess I'm chalking it all up to really good training for an ultra, which I would like to do next summer...
I'm rambling - sorry as much as my legs work when they're tired, my brain does not do so well after a 12 hour intense class weekend. This week's schedule is a little different - I'm going to be on my own for all but one of my runs, hopefully the weather doesn't cause too many problems.