I’m keeping up with the Train Like a Mother plan. I’m loving it, and I feel like I’m getting back to “runner me.” I’m finally getting my groove back as a runner, and I haven’t felt this good since pre-pregnancy….so over two and a half years ago.
Tuesday – Planned: 5 miles. Actual: 5.11 miles in 55:19 (10:49 pace) My boss’s son met us for this run. When we finished the last mile (all uphill, I might add), I mentioned to him that I ran a half marathon just a week before. This was new information for him (and it made me laugh.) He definitely made me run harder, and I’m glad he’s home from college for a few weeks. I am hoping he’ll be able to push me to be a little faster over the next couple of weeks!
Wednesday – rest
Thursday – Planned: easy 5-6 miles. Actual: 5.08 miles in 49:01 (averaged 9:39 pace)
I ran this by myself. I ran the same course as Tuesday, and I just went out hard and kept it up. I have no idea how I kept it up, but I felt amazing!
Friday – Planned: easy 4 miles. Actual: 4.23 miles in 41:16 (averaged a 9:45 pace.)
I did an out and back run – 2.1 miles out, 2.1 miles back. I was a little sore from Thursday, but I just plugged the old iPod in and ran.
Saturday – Planned: 11-13 miles. Actual:10.25 easy run. I ran with Suzanne, and we took it kind of slow for 8 miles and I ran the other 2.25 on my own. I was sore from the previous two days of faster runs and this was my last “long” run before the half marathon.
Sunday – I overdid it with yard work and I did take a walk in the afternoon. I ended up with a very sore back. Oh, and this was supposed to be my rest day.
Monday – According to the TLAM plan, this was a “fun workout” day. I chose to do the 30-day Shred, level 2. After my day of yard work, this was no walk in the park. I pushed through and now I’m considering moving it up to level 3 later this week.
I have a shoe question. I’ve been wearing the same running shoes since last fall. I trained for my marathon and last half marathon in these shoes. I have 3 weeks until the next half marathon and the shoes are on the edge. Do I try to spend the next 3 weeks breaking in the new shoes? Or just continue on with the current shoes? (My only issue is the back of the shoe is wearing out. Normally my knees hurt when I need new shoes, but that has not occurred yet.)
Thoughts? How many races are you able to get through before you make the switch?
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