Sunday, June 1, 2014

Running Reflection: May 26th - June 1st

This was a week of getting back into the groove! While I've been battling a chest cold, I've still managed to make it out for most of my runs and hit the distance I hadn't been able to work on as much last week. Thank goodness.

That beautiful golden orb in the sky sure hasn't hurt my chances of getting out there and soaking it in.

Here's how my week of training went:

  • Monday: Lazy day. Was feeling too sick for a run, went for a walk instead.
  • Tuesday: 65 minutes Hatha yoga.
  • Wednesday: Ladies Night with Oiselle at Everyday Athlete! 3.28 miles / 8:47 pace

  • Thursday: 4.02 miles / 8:23 pace. This was my ENERGYbits trial run! For a chance to win a free sample of ENERGYbits, check out my giveaway.
  • Friday: Walk after family dinner.
  • Saturday: Group run with Eastside Runners. Somehow I always end up being one of few who choose the longest route, and none of the other distance runners run at my pace, so I tend to run on my own and meet everyone for breakfast. This is especially amusing when I'm lost and need to check a map every five seconds. 9.42 miles / 8:44 pace

Luckily I was able to check my map on Nike+ and compare as I ran. PHEW!
  • Sunday: Hike up Little Si with my dad. 4.8 miles of wilderness.

After our hike, we stopped by one of my dad's friends' houses to check out their grumble of pugs.

Total Distance: 16.72 miles
Average Pace: 8:40 per mile

Last Week's Goals:
  1. Yoga. (YEP!)
  2. Try to hit 10 miles next Saturday. (Close. There wasn't a 10 mile route, and I was pretty much done at 9.4 anyway.)
  3. Go on a hike! (YES!)

Goals for Upcoming Week:
  1. Monday/Tuesday: Focus on preparing for Tuesday's end of the year event. I'm not going to worry about getting my workouts in until Wednesday.
  2. Wednesday: 5 miles. Thursday: yoga and/or 3-4 miles. Sunday: 10-12 miles.
  3. Go on a hike!

Do you run with a group? If so, do you tend to find "running mates" who match your distance desires & pace? If you could describe your perfect run buddy, what would they be like?


  1. I like running with groups, often people are faster than me so I'm usually left behindI have a really good friend who runs exactly at my pace and we even have the same strides! But the bad thing is that she's a foreign exchange student from Germany and went home yesterday :(

    1. Hi Allison! That's a pretty typical problem with run groups; everyone has a different pace. :) I try to approach them as, "I'll run my own pace and then we'll all meet up again at the end for some fun." That way I don't feel pressured to keep up if the group is moving faster than I can comfortably maintain.