Phew. Last week was tiring. I was up late working most nights, up a few times in the night with LM, and then waking up at the crack of dawn to run. I know I can’t keep this up for a while, so I’m just doing what I can right now to keep up the runs. AND last week was pretty good in terms of running – with some ups and downs. One morning I felt great … and then the next morning, I could barely run at all. I guess that’s how it goes? Here’s what it looked like:
Nearly 20 miles! I’m happy with that.
Some days I was FAST (for me right now) and hitting sub-10-minute mile paces …
Other days I couldn’t keep it together and felt like I was running in slow motion! Friday I ran 3.52 miles and hit a 10:40 pace – nearly one minute slower per mile than a day earlier.
I took Saturday as a much needed rest day, and with a nature hike we took as a family, still got in my goal of 11,000+ steps. No wonder I’m tired!
Some questions for you:
- Do you hit your step goal on non-running days?
- How many rest days do you take?
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7 thoughts on “Tuesdays on the Run – Up and Down”
I usually still hit my 10,000 on non running days. When I don’t, I kind of feel guilty.Yesterday I took off from running and took body pump and I only had 6,500. But the day before I had over 40,000 because I did a 21 miler training run, so I thought yesterday was ok to take it easy. I at least had an excuse…ha
No, I don’t usually hit my steps on a non-running day and I’m ok with that. I do other things on those days anyways.
Sometimes I hit the step goal on rest days but usually not. I take usually one or two total rest days per week, Way to listen to your body. Recovery is part of training.
I don’t count steps. I usually run about 5 days/week. That is a comfortable amount for me.
Right now I’m taking way more rest days than usual but it’s because work is way busier:(
I hear ya- the same is happening with me. If i am up working until past 11pm the chances of me getting up before 5 to work out are slim!