Week of November 6, 2011:
Bike: Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Yoga: Monday and Thursday
Oof, it was a busy week! Between the election on Tuesday, bike repairs, a department meeting on Thursday, planning a work-related social event, research, and oh yeah, trying to get back into my running habit, I feel like the week took off with me like a band of horses. I just tried to hold onto my hat (my metaphorical hat, that is—it’s not quite cold enough for hats around here. I’m a cold-weather hat person.).
I wanted to get two runs into my week, but I only managed to run on Wednesday evening. I did choose the longest version of my favorite neighborhood loop, so that’s something. I thought about trying to squeeze in a run on Saturday, but I decided against it because I wanted to do a long run on Sunday. I suppose when it comes to running, I choose quality over quantity: if doing a Saturday run means my Sunday long run is going to suffer from the fatigue following Saturday’s run, then I’ll just pick Sunday. I sometimes worry that I’m not ambitious enough in my life and in my running in particular, but I think it’s more complex than that. I am ambitious about maintaining balance in my life, both in my fitness pursuits and in balancing all the parts of my life against each other. Still, I really hope I can get back into a running routine or else I am going to have to concede that the 2012 Armadillo Dash is not going to happen for me. I have a few thoughts about that particular race that I hope to share with you soon in another post.
Dear readers, how do you plan your running schedule? How do you find a balance between building endurance and/or speed and keeping your body healthy and injury-free?