I had told one of my friends that I would do a 16-18 miler with her today for her NYC marathon training but I woke up yesterday morning feeling kind of on the verge of being sick and I want to enjoy this weekend so I had to bail on that plan.
So I will figure out my mileage once I get outside and just start running because I have these new babies to try out! Well, not try out since they are the same Mizuno Wave Creation 13's that I have been running long in for a few months but, they are new which means they will feel oh, so good. And they are bright. Don't bright shoes give you a little more pep in your step? Or is that just me....
I'm already over 30 miles for the week so I don't want to go too long. I am pretty much at my threshold around 40 miles per week before my body starts to take a dive to overuse/susceptibility to colds. Going to slowly work on training it to a few more but don't plan on going too much higher even with marathon training.
This week was actually craziness with work (I feel like that is kind of every week though, oh well). But I got in some good workouts and some fun!
Tuesday I hit the treadmill at work for a 4.25 mile recovery/progression run. Went well, nothing to write home about. Wednesday hit the gym in the morning for some straight cardio, then at night my friend Tara and I hit Central Park after work. We ran up the east side, then to the reservoir for a couple laps, back down and then across to Columbus Circle for just under 6.5 miles where I met up with the boy and his pup for a walk around the park. Overall...the run felt HARD again. Ugh. It was nothing to write home about but it was nice to meet up with the boy and to be outside. Thursday morning did some easy cardio in the morning then at night hit back the treadmill for 4 miles. Friday did a morning workout of cardio and weights and took the night off.
So today debating just how much mileage I am going to do before date night tonight!!! So excited and looking forward to it.
I go back and forth between being a little burned out by running and then really dying to get out there and run. I don't know what has been going on lately. I feel like running but the typical energy levels I have seem to be waning. I think it more has to do with the amount of BAD runs I have had lately. I think I have definitely been doing too many of my runs at race pace and it has caused me to just be tired. In the scheme of things though running isn't everything, and if I do feel burned out and like it is more of a chore I will skip the run, since it will not kill me. I'm trying to not get in junk mileage and wear myself out for no reason.
I will actually plan to take off at least 1 maybe 2 days before the Miami Half this weekend. Then I have the following weekend off (NYC Marathon weekend! I am volunteering for the 5K Dash to the Finish and CANNOT wait - Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher are both running...AWESOME) before doing a two half marathon weekend the following: Trenton and Verrazano Festival of Races Saturday and Sunday. Not quite sure how that is going to shake out but I'm pretty sure not to expect crazy stellar times for those.
Now off to contemplate that run I am going to do...and leave you with my actual normal looking running picks from Grete's Gallop Half this weekend! I don't look like I am dying for once!!! (although I felt like it!)