After being sick and away on vacation, it felt great to get back at it with my training. On Monday I ran for the first time in six days. Preston and I decided to put little man in the BOB and make it a family outing. Most first runs after being sick or on vacation are difficult, and the challenge was certainly intensified by running with little man in his stroller. But it was a good challenge, and a great way for the three of us to spend time together.
Although my long run this week was nowhere near the distance that I had originally planned for at the beginning of my Philly training, I knew that it would be best to be smart and reduce the length of my long run this past weekend. I opted for a safe six miles, and my change of plan worked in my favor. Not only did I feel strong during my run, but I also managed to pull out a new mile PR. After a strong long run on Saturday, I can’t wait to see how next weekend’s long run goes.
This past week was also a week of firsts for me. For one, it was the first week in as long as I can remember that I was active every single day (with the exception of walking around Disney). Secondly, for the first time in months I hit my strength training goal for the week. For months, I’ve been trying to fit in time to strength train three times per week, and this week I finally did it! Two of my sessions were only 15 minutes long, but its definitely progress in the right direction. Hopefully I can keep this momentum going in the coming week.
Mon 8/22 – 3.10 mile run with the BOB, 0.39 mile cool down walk
Tues 8/23 – 2.61 mile walk
Wed 8/24 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 30 minutes of strength training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Thurs 8/25 – 3.20 mile run, 0.49 mile cool down walk
Fri 8/26 – 15 minutes of strength training (upper body, abs)
Sat 8/27 – 6.00 mile run, 0.80 mile cool down walk
Sun 8/28 – 1.89 mile walk, 15 minutes of strength training (lower body, abs)
Total Weekly Mileage – 21.02 miles (17.59 miles more than week 8)
Total RnRPhilly Mileage – 154.13 miles
QOTD: When was the last time that you adjusted your long run mileage? Why did you have to adjust it?