So what IS up with Laurie?
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
So post first Half Marathon hiatus is in the books and I am ready to get back into a routine...a new routine. After thinking about what it is next I decided to even take a break from blogging after every run as that was starting to burn me out a bit. So if you don't see a new blog entry from that is the reason.
What I gained from the training and actual running of my HM has done so much for me mentally...much more than I thought possible. I know that I can do it and do it well and I am sp proud of myself. In the past I would start projects only to let them wane and eventually come to a complete halt. The HM is something that I wanted with every ounce of my being. I did it!!
What happens now? Great question and thank you for asking! I start my 12 week Smart Coach HM training the first week of December. My next HM is Disney Princess at the end of February. Until December I will follow a Smart Coach maintenance running schedule and this was week one. As I mentioned I will not post after every run...just willy nilly.
I am also going to attempt to start my running ST as once again after a visit with PT Candi after HM, she reiterated the fact that I need to follow through with the prescibed St in order to run these distances injury free. I ask myself, what wil it take for me to fully realize the importance? I hate ST. I don't know why as I know my legs would be alot more toned, but I still talk myself out of doing it. That is one of my flaws but I am going to work on that.
Monday I had an easy 2 mile run and the stats:
207 cals burned
splits: 12:04, 11:25
5 mile Tempo run
508 cals burned
splits: 11:22, 11:14, 10:55, 11:03, 11:23
I have an easy 2 mile recovery run tomorrow and a 7 mile LSD Saturday morning. I changed up my running days as to accomodate a Saturday long run leaving Sundays completely free. I will be formally training for Princess during the winter months so that will be so different from my first HM training. I totally foresee some treadmill runs this winter, but I will keep that to a bare minimum. I am prepared for cold weather winter running as I did last winter. It kept me totally cabin fever-free and I look forward to that this winter.
So there you have it and until next time...