I have to say most of my runs last week were kind of sluggish with the exception of some good speedwork on Thursday. However, I am now sick with a sore throat/sniffly nose thingy which might explain why I was so sluggish last week. Cold Cleveland weather has kept me inside for another week. I am hoping to get outside this week but we are getting “The Biggest Baddest Snowstorm of the Winter Season” tonight through Wednesday.
Monday: 6 miles on the treadmill
Tuesday: Speedwork 2-1miles @ 7:15 and 7:20, 1-800s @ 3:20, 3-400s @ 1:28, 1:33 and 1:25, had no motivation on Tuesday which made it really hard to do speedwork
Wednesday: Rest Day/Momocho
Thursday: Speedwork 3-1 miles @ 7:15, 7:06 and 6:58, 3-800’s @ 3:19, 3:16 and 3:12, 3-400’s @ 1:23, 1:22 and 1:18. Probably my best speedwork in months. Hopefully I keep getting faster!
Friday: Worked lated so I skipped my run
Saturday: 6 Miles on the treadmill, 45 min Spin Class and played football.
Sunday: 10 Miles on the treadmill. Last week I did 10 on the tread and it went pretty fast, this week I was struggling but managed to get through (slowly)
Total Mileage: 28 miles (Very low for me)
I also returned my LunaRacer’s and purchased Nike LunarGlide 2’s instead. The LunaRacer’s were really light but really low on the ankle.
Overall, I cannot really say that I’ve had a bad week, I have definitely had worse, but the busy week has messed up my running schedule and made me extra tired. I worked late on Monday and Tuesday. So Monday I didn’t get to the gym until 8:30 and then didn’t have dinner until 10.
Tuesday I didn’t get to the gym until 6:30. I know that’s not too late. But I was planning a longer workout and then I didn’t get a good treadmill (I have my favs at Fitworks.) The treadmill I was running on was smaller and my ribs kept hitting the giant red stop button. So in the middle of my speedwork workout the treadmill would stop and I would have to readjust the pace. So I ended up cutting my work out short and did about half of what I had planned. I was really frustrated but happy that I at least did some kind of running. Also on Tuesday I got rub burn under my right arm (why just my right arm and not the left too? I must be running crooked) and my sock slid down and i got a blister on the back on my heel, ouch!
Wednesday I decided to take a rest day to recover mentally and physically and give my rub burns a day off. I usually take rest days on Fridays (um for Happy Hour) but since I worked late this week they are letting me leave early on Friday. So I will have to get a run in on Friday after work but before Happy Hour. So with the rest day on Wednesday I finally went to check out Momocho. And it was amazing and totally worth skipping a workout to relax and unwind. This will def be a place that I go to more often and is my new fav restaurant in Cleveland. I then watched American Idol which I thought was really funny or maybe I was delirious from lack of sleep..and mango margaritas.
So today I decided to look up some funny running things to get me moving and motivated.
“It’s unnatural for people to run around the city streets unless they are thieves or victims. It makes people nervous to see someone running. I know that when I see someone running on my street, my instincts tell me to let the dog go after him.”
– Mike Royko
“I run so my goals in life will continue to get bigger instead of my belly.”
– Bill Kirby
“Running is a mental sport…and we’re all insane!”
– Author unknown
Funny Marathon Signs:
“Your feet hurt because you are kicking so much butt!”
“Run like you stole something.”
“You are NOT almost there.” (seen at mile 1)
And then I downloaded Afternoon Delight. The Anchor Man/Will Ferrel version. Not very good for speedwork but will be something to warm up or cool down to.
How do you get motivated?