*Weekly mileage*

Mileage for the week of January 12th – January 18th

Total weekly mileage: 54

Total January mileage (to-date): 122.75

Total year-to-date (2015) mileage: 122.75

Run review:

1/12         No run/rest day

1/13         57:39 min./7 mi./8:13 pace

1/14         54:49 min./6 mi./9:08 pace

1/15         56:42 min./7 mi./8:05 pace

1/16         1:37:23 min./12 mi./8:07 pace

1/17       13:56 min./1.75 mi./7:58 pace (short interval sesh.)

50:56 min./5.25 mi./9:42 pace

1/18       2:03:07 min./15 mi./8:12 pace

Another decent week of training is in the books. According to my training plan, which I created myself using several sources for inspiration, I should have ran 8 miles on the 14th, broken into two runs. Five of those miles were intended to be a tempo run but I opted for 6 easy, and much needed, miles with a girlfriend. I tacked on two extra miles on Friday so it all balanced out.

The nice thing about the past couple of weeks is that they’ve been light on extra activities and commitments. I’m super grateful that today is not only a rest day but a holiday too (I didn’t get out of bed until 8:30!!! Super rare for me!), and I’m taking full advantage! But the rest of the week is going to be ridiculously crazy and I’m a little nervous about getting my prescribed mileage in.

Every third week I’m dropping my long run mileage back by two or three miles but I need to keep it up the rest of the week. I know that there will be weeks like this over the course of my training cycle and they will not necessarily “make or break” my overall efforts. However, I feel like I’m just finding my groove and I hate to break the rhythm!

I’m entering the week reminding myself of this quote:

“If it’s important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse”. 

So no excuses! But first, a rest day! ; )

Happy Monday in remembrance of an extraordinary man, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Have a great week!!

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