I always love running, but I am currently back in love with running.
And DailyMile thinks I’m impressive. I mean, who am I to correct them?
Random DailyMile adjective or not, I’m really happy with my training again this week.
Monday: Meghann stopped in for a sleepover during her work trip, and I taught her that wine is really the best way to carb-load. We ran 7 miles on Monday morning. I knew she’d want to get some miles in because she’s training for an Ironman, so I told Jess I wanted to run about 6-8 with Meghann and to please build it in. My Garmin couldn’t find satellites quickly enough for me, so we went off with no satellites, and I just used the watch as a timer, and we turned around at 35 minutes, figuring that would be at least 7 miles by the time we were done.
Tuesday: rest day.
Wednesday: Hills that kill. I bitched, but it was a good and tough workout. Running up to 102nd, I was all “this isn’t bad!” But then at 102, I picked up the pace and plodded up and flew down the hill. I honestly thought that hills were going to be terrible once I got to the loop, but it went relatively quickly. One more loop, and I might have died, however. I felt pretty good on the hills without much specific hill training the last time I ran NYCM, so this time, those hills better watch out for me.
Friday: 4 mile easy run, without my watch. I am falling in serious love with the Garmin-free easy miles. It makes them so much more enjoyable. It’s the easiest for me with 4 miles, because that is my preferred mid-week distance when not training for anything, so I know my exact turnaround point.
Saturday: very serious 3-mile shakeout run in Philly
Sunday: Philly Half/a 13.1 sorta goal pace run. Whatever it was, I felt really good. I really never thought that 1:55 would be my just-taking-it-kinda easy pace. I remember fighting so hard for sub-2 and then 1:55 a few months later, so Sunday’s run was a massive confidence-builder.
Still kind of sucking on the strength training/yoga portion of my training, but my running is super-solid, and I’m going to do a YogaGlo short workout after I hit post, and I’ve booked an Uplift class for Wednesday.
How’s your training going? Do you have times that you’re in love with running?