Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Good Ol Buddy Run & A Monster Week
Wasn’t sure if I wanted to take last night off or if I wanted to run. Decided to contact my running buddy and see if he was running last night. He needed to get out for a run so there you have it, I was running and we were meeting up for a buddy run. I headed over to his house which is about 1.25 miles. Then based on his watch we ran another 2.6 miles at his pace. Then I finished off the night running home. Had to run up and down my street a few times to get my run to even mileage. So I ended up with 5 miles at 9:26 pace. It was a great recovery run for me.
I was telling The Fiance last night that I need to get out for a hard 5K in the next couple days to see where I’m at for our 5K race on the 3rd. I really want to be between 21 and 22 minutes finishing time but overall my current PR is 23:26 and I’m pretty sure that is going down that day. I’ll keep you posted on training but I feel confident about this goal.
So lastly, I am having a monster week. Since I really started tracking my runs, which was in February, the highest number of miles I’ve run in one week was 22.75, and that was last week. Right now we are complete with Wednesday and I’m already at 23.5 miles. I could easily see another 9-10 miles coming out of the next couple days bringing me to 33 miles for the week. That is huge for me. Plan for the rest of the week is a 3 mile speed work run tonight then a 6-7 mile trail run on Friday morning (Thank you Good Friday). I’m stoked and cant wait.
How many miles have you logged this week? How have your legs/body been feeling lately with the training you have been putting together?