Last week was a huge week for me in the personal realm of life! In fact, I think it was truly the start of getting over this life hump. With everything that has been going on, running has certainly taken a huge back seat. I’m not saying I am jumping in and changing my mind on the marathon goal this spring, but it’ll just be nice to get back into the groove of things and bring the mileage back. I had more miles than last week, so I am considering that a win. In fact, during Saturday’s group run, a fellow runner mentioned to me that it seemed that I got the pep in my step back. I’m hoping she is 100% correct!
My week actually started off with something completely different! I had heard some great things about Orange Theory Classes and decided to give it a whirl. I had a lot of fun and certainly got in a great workout. I’d definitely consider adding this to the weekly training as it’s a great way to mix things up. Adding in the water rower also took me back to my old college rowing days. The intervals were great and hopefully I can budget classes like this into my training going forward.
Monday: Orange Theory Class
Tuesday: 3.1 miles, 34:02, 10:59/mile
Saturday: 7 miles, 1:21:08, 11:35/mile
Sunday: 6 miles, 1:19:44, 13:17/mile
Total Miles: 16.1 miles
My weekend miles were fun! On Saturday, I was actually joined by fellow Zooma Ambassador LeAnne who came to the weekly PBR training run. She was in town for a conference and had asked for running suggestions, which I threw out our group run to her. I’m glad it worked out for her schedule. It’s always great meeting fellow ambassadors of the groups you’re with! The 11:30 training group was one of the biggest we’ve had in awhile. It’s been great meeting new people and seeing how far they’ve come in the past 2 months.
On Sunday morning I joined Jeff for his last lap of his 20 miles. It ended up being most of the “old guy group” that ran together and it was super fun to see them all. We ended up walking most of the last 1.5 miles as Jeff was having some crazy cramps, but either way, it was good to just be out there with the guys. It was nice to have some easy miles though on my end as well and hit 13 miles over the 2 days. With the slower paced miles, it gave Jeff and I time to really talk about how hard it is to feel so low in your running. We both have been feeling it and although for different reasons, know it’s hard to admit it and even harder to scale back and get yourself back on the right track then.