How fine? Monday I was scheduled for an easy 4 miles at 11:16 pace (I did a 10min pace) 4 miles, CHECK.
Tuesday I had a rest and/or cross day. Since there was an option, I chose to REST. Rest, CHECK. And since Tuesday was also El Dia de los Muertos, we drove over to Olvera Street to celebrate the dead.
|The Puff and I with a couple of Un-Deads|
|I'd wear that too if I had her boobs.|
Some altars. I offered to make BD one but he passed. Soon enough I guess, bwah ha ha ha.And today, Wednesday, the schedule called for a 5 Mile tempo. Warm up for the first mile, then three miles at a 9:39 pace then a cool down mile. Mile one I took it slow and worked out the ache in my arches and knees. I kicked up the speed going into mile 2 and was feeling pretty good. But at the end of mile 2 I started to struggle. Finishing mile 3 seemed to take forever and I thought about calling it quits but I knew how I would feel if I didn't do the complete set: like crap. I wouldn't get to say CHECK on this day's workout. So I pushed through the negative talk and finished all 3 tempos, then the last cool down mile at a 5.3 pace and of course felt AWESOME once I was done. 5 mile tempo run, CHECK.
Tomorrow's run is an easy 4 mile (already saying CHECK in my head), then rest and/or cross on Friday. They really shouldn't give me the option to REST--I'll always opt for doing nothing. Satuday is my first long run since the Long Beach Half Marathon. They're making me do 8 miles.
Isn't it funny how some weeks a single mile is just impossible but other weeks 4,5, 6 miles is like a walk down the block? Running is so mental!
One week into the Runner's World app and so far I'd say it's working for me personally. It allows you to enter the race distance you're training for, the date of the race, your long run day of the week & your personal training level. It then comes up with a schedule for each week up to your race date. It keeps me motivated because I'm anal in that sense that like ticking off each day's run. BUT I wish that there were features to log my workouts and add my own notes about the how, when and where of each day's training. Maybe that will come if I fork out the $0.99 for the upgrade.
I hope your week is going well and you're getting all your training in. Happy running!