Moving On Up in Mileage
Another weekend is over and we’re about to roll into July. How crazy is that?
I received my July training schedule from my coach yesterday and feel like marathon training just got real.
I’ve been living in this nice comfort zone of 10 to 13 mile long runs since February and now all of a sudden I see 14, 15 and 16 miles on my schedule!
I’ve been anticipating this increase in my long runs with eagerness, but now that I see 16 MILES actually in my training log it’s making me nervous!
My long run over the weekend left me feeling incredibly spent. I didn’t wake up early enough on Saturday to go in the morning, so I hit the road at around 6pm and it was still blazing hot out. If I had to do 16 miles I would have needed to leave the house even earlier and that is just no bueno.
Last summer I did all of my long runs in the morning before sunrise, but I HATED getting up at 4am. I just know that I won’t be able to do it again… I’m not a morning person at all.
Since I know I’ll be doing my long runs at night I think I’m going to split them up — and do a few miles on the treadmill in the late afternoon and then do the rest of my miles outdoors at sunset.
The number of miles that get done on the treadmill will directly correlate to A.) how hot it is outside and B.) what time I need to be home by (if we’re going out that night).
Aside from running, I got in 6 miles of easy walking this weekend! Adam and I walked to dinner on Friday night, and to lunch at the beach on Sunday afternoon.
We always eat out too much on the weekends, but after stressful work weeks it’s a nice treat to just kick back and let someone else do the work for a little while : )
I also saw a bunch of cute baby kitties at the pet store … they were ‘adopt one, get one free’ which is incredibly tempting but Adam says we’re a one cat family.
I would take all four of them if I could though : ) Such cuties!
I hope you had a great weekend too and got in a nice and toasty long run wherever you are!
Do you ever split your long runs up between the treadmill + outdoors?