Week of September 16, 2012:
Wednesday: Bike ride for groceries
Thursday: A quickie strength session at night (push-ups, crunches, squats, etc.)
Friday: Evening run (30 minutes)
Saturday: Bike ride to campus and the hippie food store
Total minutes run this week: 85.
Week of September 23, 2012:
Sunday: Long run (54 minutes) 54 minutes! Hurray!
I love that Mondays have become Training Update Day among my running-blogger friends. Raquelita’s and Chrissy’s updates today were very inspiring—they had great training weeks last week, and I’m excited for their upcoming races. Reading their posts was like an infusion of positive running vibes right into my brain.
My training week last week wasn’t too bad. I seem to have shifted back into a pattern of evening runs, and that was deliberate: I really needed my sleep. But I’m happy that I had three solid runs, three bike rides for various errands, and a decent week at work. I’m always playing the balancing game when it comes to my energy levels: am I getting enough done? Am I getting some miles under my feet? Am I getting enough sleep? Am I making some time for fun?
This week I’m going to try to shift back into morning runs for two reasons. One is that this week is supposed to be hotter than last week, and believe me—I felt the heat on Sunday when I headed out at 11 AM for a morning run. It was a tough one. The other reason is that I may be going out two nights in a row, so I’m not sure that running will be an option on those evenings.
Finally, can I just say that red lentil dahl may be the perfect meal on long run days? I made Chrissy’s starving artist recipe again, and man, it is fantastic. This time I used a hunk of fresh ginger for even more flavor. I’m starting to think that the smell of fresh garlic and ginger cooking in hot oil will cure whatever ails you. Yum.
Have a great week, friends! Keep up the good work.