Mileage for the week of June 6th – June 12th
Total weekly mileage: 37.25
Total June mileage: 59.5
Total year-to-date (2016) mileage: 508
6/6 25:37 min./3 mi./8:33 pace
6/7 36:56 min./4.5 mi./8:13 pace
6/8 34:34 min./4.25 mi./8:07 pace
6/9 22:07 min./2.5 mi./8:51 pace
6/10 1:27:31 min./10 mi./8:45 pace
6/11 57:40 min./7 mi./8:14 pace
6/12 49:35 min./6 mi./8:16 pace
I’m happily starting to feel like a runner again! The focus of having something to work toward, to train for, to plan on… it must do something to my brain chemistry because I feel clearer. Even though my motivation wanes from time to time, I feel it guiding me right now to put is some solid effort.
While I’m currently running 7 days a week, as part of the Runner’s World run streak challenge, and carefully building my long run distance, my real focus right now is building strength. I’m doing weight-bearing training at least four days a week and trying to take advantage of the November Project workouts once a week. Later, I’ll bring in some speed work and maybe more hill training later but I still very much feel like I’m building a solid base and honestly, I want to be STRONG! I want a sturdy foundation to build upon. I’m hopeful that it will help keep me from suffering from the little annoying pains that have plagued me throughout previous training cycles and being leaner and faster wouldn’t hurt my feelings.
Cheers to a great week of training!