Increased Running Mileage + My 27th Birthday
Yesterday I had a great run, an easy 5K that I breezed through on the treadmill (I just couldn’t deal with “feels like 100*” temps today).
The fact that I can say I breezed through a 5K kind of feels unreal because not that long ago 5Ks took every last ounce of energy I had. Whoooo for increased ENDURANCE!
Some fun news: my run coach has increased my mileage this week. No more two mile runs. My shortest run this week is 2.5 miles. Here’s a peek at my schedule:
Monday: XT – weightlifting
Tuesday: 3 miles (did 5K)
Wednesday: 3.5 miles
Thursday: 2. 5 miles
Friday: rest day
Saturday: 5 miles
Sunday: XT – swimming, walking or biking
While I enjoyed the two milers because they were short enough to allow me to focus on increasing my speed, I am happy to be doing most of my runs at 3 miles or above now since I don’t usually go to my happy place until I’m 1.5 miles into any run.
Speaking of happy places, my 27th birthday is just around the corner! My gift to myself? New running shoes OF COURSE (and some ice cream cake)!
Adam got us tickets to the JT and Jay-Z Legends of the Summer tour which is coming to Miami right after my birthday – I can’t wait!
Do you buy yourself a birthday gift? What do you get yourself or what are you hoping for?