Monday: 4 easy miles in my new shoes
Followed by some hip strengthening exercises that I found here. I am making an effort to add in some strength and hip work this time around as going to Pilates has made my deficiencies in those areas glaringly obvious!
Also, I am completely in love with my new shoes. It’s amazing how much of an incentive they are for getting out of bed when my alarm goes off in the morning.
Class starts at 5:00 am and my 4:30 am alarm was brutal after staying up until 1:00 am the night before. I made it though and had a great time.
Wednesday: 4 easy miles
Thursday: 4 easy miles
Friday: 4 easy miles
Saturday: 5 easy miles on the treadmill after Tucker’s basketball game. This was a horrible workout. I did not want to run at all but it had to be done and I would have been mad at myself for not doing it. There was a lot of walking and very slow running with my average pace ending up at 12:09.
Sunday: Off. Jackson and I hung out at home for brunch and a play date with friends while Seth and Tucker went ice fishing in the mountains.
So that was week 3; not the greatest, but it’s done and week 4 will be better! It’s less than 2 weeks until speed work, tempo runs, and higher miles start showing up in the plan and I’m starting to get a little nervous. Most of my mid-week speed and tempo runs will be 1 1/2-2 hours and even the easy runs will be 1 hour so I’m not looking forward to getting up in time to gut them out before getting kids up for school and ready for work. I have a goal though and the only way to reach it is by putting the work in!