This week has flown by. Work has been crazy busy with not much opportunity for anything else including talking about running. But today the current class of cadets graduated so it’s really quiet around here, a little creepy quiet. But that makes for the prefect time to catch up here.
What I’ve been up to…just a little steaking. I’ve run the last 11 days in a row. Until recently, the most days I’ve ever run in a row was 4 and I’m pretty proud of my new streak. 11 days and counting. The next possible day for a day off from running is next Thursday. It’s a wait and see how I feel kinda thing. Too tired? Rest day. Feeling lazy? Rest day. I’m pretty much going with the flow around here.
Days Ran: 26
Days Ran Outside: 6
Total Miles: 89
Miles Ran Outside: 26.5
I feel like my transition from treadmill to road is going well. I’ve had a few aches and pains along the way but nothing serious. Mostly I just need to stretch more and use my foam roller more.
I’m still trying to decide if I want to continue with my gym membership but at this point, as much as I enjoy the gym, I’m going to let it go. It will mean getting up at 3:45 at least 3 days a week to get my runs in before work since it’s still too hot to run in the afternoons here. I mean, come on, it’s October and it’s 97 here today. Crazy. But ultimately, I think I’m ok to run outside.
Plans for October:
- Continue streaking
- Long runs on Saturday starting with 8 miles tomorrow
- Monday, Wednesday – 4. 5 mile runs/speed work
- Tuesday, Thursday – whatever mileage I feel like
- Friday – 4 mile easy run
- Sunday – 4 mile easy run
- Possibly sign up for a 5k or 10k that’s local and a decent price (I’m not paying $50 for a 5k here people!)
What are your plans for October?