Happy Tuesday! For today’s post I have a runfession — I had a low mileage week.
At this point in my training, I probably should be increasing the mileage each week, but this week I was a little bit down in the numbers. I typically start off the week strong with a long run, but I was out of town for a bachelorette party and clocked in zero miles on Sunday.
Sooooo where did that get me? In terms of mileage, this week (Sunday-Saturday) ended at 21.53 miles. The runs included:
Sunday: Nothing! I was in Cincinnati for my sister-in-law’s bachelorette party and the day involved getting brunch and then driving back to Cleveland. And going to bed early after a weekend of little sleep!
Monday: 4 miles on the treadmill.
Tuesday: 40 minute tempo run; 4.6 miles on the treadmill.
Wednesday: 5.3 miles on the treadmill. I ran 3 miles and then had enough time to walk/run a cooldown to get to 5.3.
Thursday: 3.2 miles on the treadmill. I woke up Thursday TIRED. Beteeen work, FW being sick and being away the previous weekend, I felt as if I was lacking some serious sleep. Nevertheless, I managed to get in a few sluggish miles.
Friday: None – rest day!
Saturday: 4.42 miles on the treadmill. It was sunny but cold outside so I decided to take it easy and watch some Netflix while working out.
Total- 21.53 miles!
Was it a bad week? No. Did I have any really bad runs? No. So here’s to hoping for a little higher mileage in the weeks moving forward!
Some questions for you:
- What do you consider a “long” run?
- What’s your average weekly mileage?
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9 thoughts on “Training Tuesday: Fewer Miles”
So you had an impromptu “cutback” week. No worries. I well know how those events, especially ones that require travel, get in the way sometimes. In the off-season my “long” run is 6-8 miles. Right now it’s 10-12. When marathon training starts it’ll be 13-22. I’ve always been a low-mileage runner who depends on lots of crosstraining to keep me injury free. I rarely run more than 35 miles in a peak week.
Thanks!! I’m finding that is just taking me longer to recover after longer runs post-baby and the whole less sleep and interrupted sleep isn’t helping!
Just because your mileage was low doesn’t mean they weren’t “quality” miles!
So true!! What a good way of thinking about it
I try to build in a cut back week like that every 3-4 weeks to keep me going mentally and physically… there are a lot of benefits too, as it allows your body to recover a bit more and absorb some of the work you’ve been doing. My long runs right now are 9-15 in half training… I have no desire to do any more than that but will have to pick it up if I do a fall marathon!
I think you had consistent miles, so the numbers aren’t a big woop (my opinion). My weekly mileage varies, even when I’m in training (currently, Grandma’s Marathon is my next big race…in June). I’ve been averaging around 16 miles/week, but that will be increasing now as I start doing double-digit runs for the next eight weekends…
That’s a great attitude – consistent mileage=good mileage 🙂 Thank you! Good luck with Grandma’s – have you done it before? I’ve heard good things!
My average weekly miles are probably closer to 20 right now and my long runs tend to be between 8-12 miles. I always say that it’s about the quality of miles, not necessarily the quantity!
Still looked great to me. A little rest week never hurt anyone, right?