Another week of running, but nothing to train for.
And that’s okay with me. I’m kind of liking running whenever I want, however much I want and not having to worry about getting in a certain number of miles during the week.
Not training doesn’t mean I’m not running – here’s a look at last week:
Sunday morning I got in my runs around family activities. We decided to go out to brunch, so I jogged the 1 mile there. Then, after brunch I took a long route home and got in an extra 3ish miles. No running photos, but instead a pic of our brunch 🙂
Tuesday, I wore my new Skirt Sports capris and got in 5 miles before work. These capris have SO many pockets – they’re the best.
My runs have been pretty slow lately, but I also haven’t been sleeping enough or taking many days off. I wonder if I got more sleep or took a few rest days if I’d notice an improvement? I did finally take Saturday off (as you can see) after more than a week of no off days so hopefully that will pay off.
Questions for you:
- Do you notice a connection between how much rest you get and the quality of your runs?
- What are you training for?
I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.
7 thoughts on “Running the Miles with Nothing to Train For”
As you know, running is so personal for all of us. I simply cannot do high mileage…the one training cycle I tried it for a marathon, I toed the start line dramatically over-trained. It was a great learning experience, but my body took a beating in the process LOL That said, I have figured out that I can do a short run (2-3 miles max) the day before a race and still do alright with my race performance (barring any weird race day conditions). Your consistency is awesome! I love the idea of running to brunch and taking a longer route home 😉
I think my first comment went “poof,” so here goes again 😉 Running (and training) is so personal. Myself, I just cannot do high mileage. The one training cycle I tried it, had me toeing the start line of my marathon dramatically over-trained. It was a great learning experience, but my body took a beating LOL I have figured out, though I can do a short run (2-3 miles max) the day before a race and not have it affect my race performance (barring any weird weather conditions, etc.). I love your idea of running to brunch then taking a longer route back home 😉
I love incorporating running with real life activities like you did with your run to and from brunch! I have found the more I sleep the better my runs are! Actually, the better everything else is. But sadly it’s not always easy to get enough sleep!
Sometimes it’s nice to just run for fun – it always make running more enjoyable. I love those times when I’m not training because it means I can run when I feel like it. It helps me fall in love with running again.
I’m looking forward to the runs where i have nothing to train for again! I’m training for the chicago marathon at the moment. After that I hope to just run for fun and get in more cross training like I did last winter (and up to my surgery last March).
There’s definitely a connection between a better run with better sleep! At least for me!
Yes I definitely notice a difference in my workouts and the amount of sleep I get. Also the way I eat impacts my workouts. summer schedules are challenging! Nice job this week and thanks for linking up
I do notice that if I don’t sleep well, I don’t do well in my runs. Right now I am training for the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon.