Today’s Workout- AM- 8 Miles at an easy pace….7:30ish PM- 3-4 miles….7:30ish again.
I’m on a New Year’s Kick. New Coach, New Routines, New Habits, etc. Now that we’ve entered January and I’ve committed to a full training plan (as opposed to my run-whatever-I-feel-like-today routine) I’ve lumped all my new goals into one resolution:
Treat Time Valuably
….which is a kinder, gentler way of saying…stop getting stuck in every single time suck available. I’m taking a major step back from online time, especially facebook, limiting the time I delay my runs, errands, watching junky television, etc. I worry about my lack of time but then I waste so much of it. A perfect example is the Mr. noticed me standing in front of my closet searching for a pair of bunhuggers. I’m a weirdo and wear them on my treadmill. (It gets hot in there, they are reeeeeally comfortable, and no one can see me anyway!) I literally spent 10 minutes searching for them. He says to me “Don’t you have a bunhuggers drawer?” in the most serious voice. I was laughing so hard. No, I do not have one drawer reserved for the three pairs of running underwear I own, lol. His point was that I spend 30 plus minutes daily searching for things……guilty. I also have a HUGE sock drawer but wear maybe five of those pairs because they are the good quality ones. I cleaned out my closet and donated 13 over sized race t-shirts that I have never even worn. Stopping the time suck.
My smartest stream lining move so far was signing on board with Coach Hadley. I am only on week 2 of his program and for the first time in a while every single run has had a goal. He lets me know what the goal is for each run and goes into detail. No more waking up and wondering what I’ll do today. Now I get up, run, and get it done. No more wondering if I’ve done enough or if I should add on another mile. The wondering is taken out of the picture for me. Love that.
Last week we started out very conservatively since I had not been doing any speedwork for the past month as I let my foot tendonitis fully heal. While I won’t be sharing the details of every week for now on here are is what I did last week:
Monday- 10 Miles with 10 X 1 minute.
Tuesday- 8 Trail Miles
Wednesday-12 total with 4 at uptempo.
Thursday-AM- 8 Miles, PM- 3 Easy
Friday- 16 Trail Miles
Saturday- AM- 6 Easy PM- 3 Easy
Sunday- 8 Easy
Total Miles- 72
This week we are bumping up the quality a bit. Part of my streamlining means less staying up late watching Tosh or The Real Housewives and getting to bed early instead. Making a huge effort to get all the recovery I need. Anyone else being more proactive about your time?
Only 98 days until the Boston Marathon!! Have a great week everyone!