Running: It's actually more expensive than therapy
A 58 mile week with a 16 miler long run
A few weeks into the new training plan with Hanson's Marathon Method 5k training and here's how it went.
Sunday speedwork with 7 X 1K sprints at 10k pace with warm up/cool down for a total of 10 miles.
Overall it felt pretty good and easier than expected.
4 Mile tempo run plus warm up/cool down for a total of 8 miles
Easy 6 with strides
16 miler long run with the second half faster than the first
This was the longest run I've ever done. It really was a fun challenge because these are my favorite type of runs. It was very hot and humid outside, and I believe that made it even more challenging.
Weekly Mileage Total
Overall it was a successful week and next week looks pretty similar and should be good as well. I feel myself gaining speed and also endurance. I really miss racing though I can't wait to get back into it when the season starts up again.
Summertime... The time for fun and relaxation and of course the time many of us get away for a quick vacation or two. The only problem- you're in the middle of a training cycle and don't want to give up any progress made. Well luckily there are a few tips that can help you still train while on vacation. Just don't forget your shoes/workout clothing!
Get up early to run- Did I mention you might have to make some sacrifices? Well sleep might have to be one of them. Getting up early to run will not only ensure you have time for all your other activities, but you will also make sure to beat the heat that usually comes at you in the afternoon/daytime.
Take advantage of the hotel fitness centers- Most hotels have fitness centers with treadmills and free weights at least. They are usually pretty quiet too as most vacationers seem to forget they exist. Feel free to take advantage of these centers since you're probably paying for them in the resort fee anyway!
Explore your area- Don't feel like running indoors? Well there's probably a great park or beach outside that you can explore. Map it out the night before and you will have a great place to run in the morning.
Take a rest- Rest days are important and used for this reason. Take advantage of this and enjoy your vacation. So what you miss a workout, in the end it will not kill you.