I really like weekly recaps. I like reading other runner's recaps and I like writing my own because it gives me a good idea of how the week went. I really do cheer everyone on and try to give sound advise if anyone had a down week. I think last week was a really solid week for me and I'm happy with my progress at this point.
7/13/14: Planned - 3 miles Actual - Rest Day Elevation Gain - 0 ft
Ran 8 miles the day before with the local running group and was suppose to meet up with them again for a fun run at one of the running stores. Well sleeping in sounded real good so I took advantage and got some extra rest.
7/14/14: Planned - 3 miles Actual - 2.5 miles Elevation Gain - 29 ft
This was a simple recovery run just to get out and stretch my legs. Well Buster and I came out stronger than we wanted and ended up gassing out after the first mile. Ended up walking/jogging all the way back home.
7/15/14: Planned - 8 miles Actual - 8.10 miles Elevation Gain - 1,101 ft
Normal Tuesday run, hit the trail before work to get some hill work done. The thing I really enjoyed about this run was pausing at the midpoint and just sitting to enjoy the sounds of the outdoors. It was really peaceful and settling. I don't meditate but I'm assuming that was the closest thing I've done.
7/16/14: Planned - Rest Day Actual - Rest Day Elevation Gain - 0 ft
Regular rest day. I should probably start using that day for strength training or something like that. Who am I kidding, I hate strength training lol so I doubt it.
7/17/14: Planned - 3-4 miles Actual - 2.66 miles Elevation Gain - 13 ft
Mrs Schlub and I hit our local running store for their fun run and raffle event. Run was pretty tough as the check points were not ideal but got back to the store and relaxed with a cold beer. Oh yeah and Mrs Schlub won a free pair of Asics, you cant beat that right there.
7/18/14: Planned - Rest Day Actual - Rest Day Elevation Gain - 0 ft
I knew I had a long run planned for Saturday so I took the day off to rest my legs. Turned out to be a wise choice.
7/19/14: Planned - 15 miles Actual - 15 miles Elevation Gain - 148 ft
Yeah we covered this, epic run. Although I'm still sore as of today lol.
Totals: 28.27 miles 1,291 ft elevation gain
I'll have to look back at my run log but I think I'm still chasing my first 30+ miles week. I had two high points for the week. Running with Mrs. Schlub and her winning shoes, then of course throwing down 15 miles. At this point I will be taking a lot of your suggestions and start adding in some speed work to my training plan. I know that sub 2 hours for the half marathon is a real possibility but I'd like to get down to around the 1:45 range, so we will see.
What does everyone do to get pumped up for long runs or speedwork? Are you naturally pumped up and excited or do you need some extra motivation to get out the door??
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!