This morning I wanted to get up early to go for a run but my legs were still a bit sore so I decided to do some yoga, make a goal to drink lots of water today, and then run after work. I have always appreciated how difficult yoga can be, but this morning my legs are screaming I can’t even do a lunge without the lower half of my body shaking. I should also pull out that foam roller…
I caught up on reading this morning and made my goals for this week, I will still short four miles last week so now that there are no holidays to be my excuse I have made reaching my total miles this week a goal. 26 total miles planned, not a ridiculous amount but more than I have been used to lately.
I should have ran outside, 34 degrees at 4:40 a.m. in Utah in January is amazing, but I am still nervous that there is ice on the ground and it is dark outside still so I am not going to risk the injury.
My workout plan for the week:
- Monday: 4 miles and yoga
- Tuesday: 3 miles (speed work on track)
- Wednesday: 4 miles
- Thursday: XT
- Friday: 3 miles
- Saturday: 12 miles
- Sunday: XT
My mid week runs are a little shorter than some of the other training programs I have done in the past, but this year my training program allows me to run the total 26 miles on one of my long runs. I am hoping that this helps me with my mental strength, which I struggle with, so that when race day comes I don’t get to mile 22 and think I can’t run another mile. I have heard good and bad things about it so I figure you never know until you try so I am going to see how this approach works for me.
Have an amazing Monday!