In this week's adventures, a spell of nice weather had me far away from the treadmill. 22.75 miles and miscellaneous Peloton adventures ensued.
Monday: Peloton strength and 3 treadmill miles.
Tuesday: 4 treadmill miles, with a lot of "30 seconds fast/30 seconds slow". Peloton yoga at night.
Thursday: I know I said I was only going to run on the treadmill on weekdays in winter, but the weather was solidly "not awful" so I got myself outside! 5.25 miles in leggings.
Friday: was an even nicer day so it was a foregone conclusion that I was going outside. To my credit I started things off with a Peloton strength workout. 4.25 miles in capris.
Saturday: 50 degrees and light rain? Don't mind if I do! 6.25 miles in shorts.
I took advantage of a ridiculously downhill mile to show off and get a sub-11 pace. My body let me know that it's not ready to show off just yet but no regrets.
I also did a few short Peloton yoga workouts at night to get a good stretch on.
Sunday: we're back to leggings weather. It's tempting to go for a run, but I'm going to play the long con and take a rest day.
I plan to continue with short Peloton strength and yoga workouts for the next few weeks. The workouts that I did this week were a mixed bag BUT I definitely have more mobility and less stiffness in my legs. Once the 30 day trial period is over I'll make the decision to either continue or move on to something else. I just need to keep myself honest and make sure that there is a "something else" so that I don't revert back to "just running".
[P.S. I like the freedom/cheapness of doing my own thing, but let's be honest that a smart person in my situation would get some strength coaching.]
Running wise, I'm keeping the mileage relatively low to give myself a break and continue to recover from the undefined running "blah" that I'm dealing with. I did not have a mileage goal for the year to start with, but I'm thinking now that I will do a mileage "cap" at a certain upcoming significant number. That will keep me at high teens for weekly mileage for the rest of December and (hopefully) encourage me to keep at the strength and flexibility work.
That's all I've got for this week! Thanks for reading my ramblings;-)