So I had some changes to my life. I switched jobs because I wanted to pursue another opportunity. And while change is always exciting and there’s some sadness to leaving the familiarity, one thing I am sad to part with is MY TREADMILL in my only job’s gym. Having a corporate gym was a pretty sweet perk. So I spent my final week saying goodbye to my old friend. My old job moved offices two years ago and me and MY TREADMILL have had a long love-hate relationship. It’s always felt like running on this treadmill was so much harder than any other, but it was reliable and consistent in it’s performance. I knew that when I had a fast time, it’s because I was running strong, better. So goodbye my old friend, you shall be missed. I dedicate this week of training to ye olde MY TREADMILL.
Monday – 10 Miles 8 miles at 7:24 pace and 2 final at 8:05. All on incline 2.
Tuesday – 10 Miles 8:18 average pace. Legs are tired, but I’m working on running when the mind says no, when the legs are still moving.
Wednesday – 5Miles 8:20 for an easy type of day. Plus it was dark outside and trying to avoid breaking my face is key
Thursday 13.21 Miles On the charles, focused on some faster paced run. 7:47 average pace that includes warm up and cool down.
Friday 3.1 7:50 pace on incline 3 on my last day in the old job.
Saturday 20.2 Miles Visited my parents in Brooklyn and ran along the waterfront. When I was running with the win I hit 7:30s, against the wind and it was 8:15s. Weather was quickly approaching 80 degrees and by mile 16.5 I was severely dehydrated. Had to make a pitstop to a Wendy’s for some soda and water. Wrapped up a few final miles and headed home. Average pace which doesn’t include my slow and painful wait at Wendy’s is 8:@1
Sunday 15.1 Miles This was part of my NYC running tour.
Total Miles 77 Miles
High Mileage felt good
The next week was tricky. I was traveling a great deal for work between NY & DC area. This presented some logistics in regards to my planning. I didn’t have a car and unfortunately, it gets dark way too early. And the part of Virginia where I was going for work training had more of a highway vs a beautiful running path. So needless to say I had limited options for a running path. I also happened to get sick. Yep, nothing like a pleasant sinus cold to help rack up those miles.
Monday – Rest Day, I didn’t want to but I was traveling so there wasn’t a good time to find a shower anyways
Tuesday – 10.1 Miles 7:43 pace was on a hotel treadmill on a slight incline. I felt great the whole run but I don’t know if that was a statement of my fitness or if I was on the “easy” treadmill.
Wednesday – 3.1 Miles Another travel day, heavy flight delays and getting home ultra late. I felt all gross and I know the one thing that instantly makes me feel better and clears my sinus is a run. Kept it short at 7:27 pace because I had to hop right into bad ASAP.
Thursday – 10.5 Miles A day where there was still some day light left as the days get shorter and short. Sub 8 minute pace for most of it was a little surprising but I guess the cool weather just kept me hoping.
Friday – 8 Miles 8:07 pace in the morning before work. Felt a bit tired
Saturday – 13.1 Miles Somerville Homeless Coaltion 5K with 6:42 pace and after much whining and moping and napping I ran 10 more at 8:18 pace. Between the dreary week and my sinus cold, I felt super out of it.
Sunday 16.1 Miles Cambridge 5K at 7:02 pace (although my watch said I ran 3.25 vs 3.1) and 13.1 Miles or so afterwwards with a mix of trails, roads and fireroads. It really was beautiful on the trails before I took a huge fall on the pavement around the corner of my house. If you want to see the gruesome results of the wreck that is me, check out instagram LianaRogue
But if you don’t want to look at bloody knees and more, here’s some pretty fall photos of the woods
Total Miles 61 Miles
Well the week went well considering I was sick and traveling alot with the exception of my epic fall literally .05 miles from my house. That really sucked.
QOTD – When tracking miles in your running log do you take race distance or garmin distance for your own personal tracking? I’ve always taken the shorter of the two to be conservative. For my 5k that my watch said 3.25, I tracked a 3.1 for my log. For my 5K that ended up being a 3 miler, I only tracked 3 miles.