Well, lookie here…it’s Monday again, already! I planned on bringing my training plan along with me this morning to post this week’s training schedule and in my infinite Monday forgetfulness, it’s sitting there on my nightstand! So, here’s what I can remember at the moment
M – 5 MILES, AHR* (average heart rate / Long Run pace)
T – REST
W – 8 MILES, AHR
TH – 4 MILES, AHR
F – REST
S – 15 MILES, AHR
SUN – 3 TO 4, AHR
Heading into week 2 with my training plan, I’m feeling pretty good. I missed my mileage goals for last week, with the 10K modification (though the PR was nice) and then some lingering lethargy from that happy fun time of the month
I hit this week running (literally) though this morning with a nice 5 mile run in the brisk morning air. I can not say enough good things about the NB hat + RoadNoise vest – in fact, I sense a post coming soon on these early morning run essentials soon!
While I am talking about running, I just wanted to add a few more thoughts I had on my training cycle now; as well as ask for some feedback. See, I am definitely proud of my 10K this weekend, but I cannot help but wonder if I am not racing to my full potential – but honestly, when the marathon is my priority, should I be all-out racing shorter distances? Am I being too safe about my racing? When is the time to push my limits? SO MANY QUESTIONS!
I’ve learned a lot about myself through running, and it is interesting to see how lessons learned can be applied to life / and how personality attributes (like always playing it safe) reflect in my running habits at times, too. But – when is it best to take chances? Share your thoughts with me!