So if you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen this tweet last week:
May 11th, I'll be running the Go Girl Half in Springfield, Missouri.
I've started a training plan loosely based on this one, though mine is a little different because of the conference I attended this past weekend and the two 5ks I was already registered for.
I know I've been posting about running/fitness a whole lot lately. This is going to put running on my mind even more. So what I've decided is to try to keep my main running talk on Tuesdays (although there may be other mentions here and there).
Thus, I am pleased to announce the beginning of Training Tuesdays! I'm hoping I'll post at least a small update each Tuesday (maybe a pit and peak for the week?), but also any other big topics that come up. That'll leave my other days of the week free for other topics.
Sound good? Good. Because you don't get a choice.
Aaand jumping into the very first post:
Workouts this week:
Tuesday, Feb. 5th: Ran four miles outside
Wednesday, Feb. 6th: Optional cross training day, but all I got in was a 1/2 hour walk on campus
Thursday, Feb. 7th: Rest day
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8th and 9th: Was away at the conference. Rest days.
Sunday, Feb. 10: Rested. Lots of rest this week
Monday, Feb. 11th: Ran two miles outside
Pits of the week: Obviously, I had to take a whole lot of time off this week! It felt weeeird to get back to running yesterday. Hopefully those two miles were enough to wake up my legs, because today I've got a four-mile run planned!
Peaks of the week:
ONE. Last Tuesday I was running a normal route and decided to go off-roading. There's a lake down the road from our street that I think is part of the nearby golf course. I ducked the gate and ran on the path around the lake.
It was all hills.
Still, it was a nice break from my normal route and made the last mile go by suuuuper fast.
TWO. I'm consistently running at a faster pace. Just all of a sudden, my miles are in the 10 minute range instead of over 11 minutes. I'm okay with it. :)
So that's what this week has been like! I'm excited to log my training this way, especially once I start hitting eight, nine, ten miles! Even if no one else reads these, it'll be really great for me to look back at. So I'm excited.
Do you guys track your workouts? Do you journal about them? I know Holly just got a training journal. I'd love to hear what you all do!