Welp, things got off track a bit. I made the rookie mistake of running two hard workouts back to back "because I could" and my body told me to slow my roll. I think I'm in the same place that I was at this time last year where I just needed to run less. So that's exactly what I've been doing!
I'm linking up with the Weekly Run Down, please head over to Kim and Deborah to check it out.
I skipped last week's recap. Running and I weren't in a good place, so the old "if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all" adage seemed to apply. I've gone from never, ever wanting to run again to doing short runs. Rather than take you through the usual "day by day step by step" recap, let me tell you about a few things:
A Good Listen
Something New that I'm Checking Out
^^Sarah used RunCoach for her training plan. I'm in a place where I'm kind of out of ideas for what to do besides "just run" so I checked it out. I set up the "get faster" program based on my 5k time and plugged in my preferred running schedule (long on Saturday, speedy on Tues & Thurs, easy on Mon & Fri). I don't fully understand how to use the website and it's a little glitchy, but I like the workouts that I've tried so far.
The Best Run I've Had Lately
The workout that I did on Thursday via RunCoach (pictured above) was magical. 10 minutes moderate pace - 5 minutes 5k pace - 10 minutes moderate pace - 5 minutes 5k pace. I thought there was no way that I could transition from 5k back to moderate without a recovery, especially in my semi-burned out state. It turns out that I can and what's more it feels good.
Project sub 30 5k Status
Uncertain. I got into a bad cycle of not being able to do the exact workouts that I wanted because of the weather and feeling that I needed to catch up which burned me out. My #1 running principle is that if it isn't fun then it's wrong, and the past few weeks haven't been fun so...I'm backing off until it gets fun again.
That's all I've got for this week! Any RunCoach fans out there?
Until next time...Imma keep running.