I wish I was the runner who could but in high mileage all week… but I can’t. My body totally breaks down if I do too much. I have been running for 20 years and at no time in my life has this ever been possible. The minute I go overboard my body gives me the old FU and starts shutting down. First my runs get slow and then my performance suffers. So I’ve learned to listen to my body and do what it tells me to do, regardless of what I want it to. Needless to say I took two days off this week, which is totally fine and today I’m only running 2 miles because tomorrow is my first run with my running group and I don’t want to be too tired from my mini tempo yesterday. My two miles will be spent where all my running has been spent this week… on the treadmill, as the high will be 12 today (no thank you).
I’m a bit OCD so I need to use this treadmill every night… If I walk in and someone is on it, I literally shut down and wait until they get off of it. It only allows one person to be next to me, I can people watch, and I feel so trapped. I hate the ones next to the wall because I feel like I’m going to fall into the wall, and I feel like claustrophobic when I’m stuck in the middle, plus I always feel like this….
Anyways, my gym closes at 9 on Fridays, and while I really didn’t want to run, I knew I would regret not doing it. My running group has already been running together for 4 weeks… I’m the newbie and I don’t want to come in looking slow and sloppy, soooo I forced myself to run…. And I’m glad I did….
You know those days where it all just aligns… I had one of those yesterday. 8 minute pace felt like a jog (which means I’m finally getting into shape) and while my marathon pace (7:08) was hard it didn’t feel impossible… it just felt like I was running… You know the moment when you realize you are finally starting to get into shape…. it finally happened yesterday!
Today I have a 2 miler and tomorrow… tomorrow 10-14… this may not be pretty…lol
What are you guys up to this weekend?
Who has a long run? How far?
Is the treadmill becoming your other half?!