Another week of social isolation down, and another week of still recovering and getting back into running. I’m finding I’m slower than ever before and have to take walking breaks even during short runs because I’m out of breath. BUT, I did another longish run this weekend and that gives me reason to hope that I’m getting better!
Here’s a look at this week’s runs — all done outside, but solo. For my weekday runs, I didn’t see anyone outside at all pretty much. On the weekends, I’ve had to dodge some people but I generally cross the street or run at least 6 feet away so I’m keeping my distance.
Sunday: 5.32 mi
Monday: 4.04 mi
Tuesday: 5.01 mi
Wednesday: 6.01 mi
Friday: 4.25 mi
Saturday: 8.25 mi
Total: 32.88 miles
Sunday I got in a decent run outside. I only felt a little pain and I didn’t take Advil or anything afterwards. I also wore something different! You may have noticed I almost always wear one of my neon yellow half zips/running tops when it’s cool out (despite having so many others). Well, Sunday, I broke out the blue!
Work has been really busy for me lately, plus since I’m home with the kids, it’s even harder to get stuff done. So, I’ve been staying up later and later to just catch up. Tuesday I stayed up so late that Wednesday I ended up running more miles than I had slept the night before. (Thursday I slept in and didn’t run)
I got in my long run on Saturday, getting in 8.25 mi. I admittedly walked a few times, especially on some hills, but was proud to have reached 8. I’m normally at 9-10 at this point in my training cycle AND running much faster, but at least I’m starting to build up the mileage again!
Hopefully this bodes well for this year’s virtual Cleveland Marathon events. I’d really like to run the half marathon, I just don’t know when/how I’ll be up to it. Fingers crossed we all stay healthy and it happens! I’m excited for my first virtual race.
Some questions for you:
- Do you rotate your running outfits or do you tend to wear the same things?
- Have you been getting more sleep lately or less?