Wednesday, November 22, 2017

11.22.2017 A little cramped for time, changing the run, Happy Thanksgiving!!

I was a little cramped for time this morning before work so I had to modify my run.  I had planned to go for a solid 8 miles today, in advance of eating a lot tomorrow and drinking gravy.  However, I had to settle for a decent 6 miler.  

My pace for the 6 miles was 8:06/mile.  It totaled at about 48:37 for the run.  Although it was damp from a good rain this morning, it was not raining while I ran and it was mid 40's temp-wise.  Every run I get in this fall/winter that isn't painfully cold is a win.

I hope all of you wear elastic band pant tomorrow and do some epic eating.  I plan to eat a bunch and look forward to spending a few days with the family.  Maybe I will get out for a run, we'll see.  I hope you do too. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

11.21.2017 Tuesday Motivation

One of the features I noticed in Strava the other day was that you could scroll back through past weeks and see a rolling calendar of days associated with workouts.  I don't use Strava much, but my workouts autoload there so I check it out a little.  As I was looking at my past weeks of running, I noticed a very obvious trend.  Monday's, not real motivated.  I have a sprinkling of workouts.  However, Tuesdays and Wednesdays I have a strong history, and a decent finish to the week with some Thursdays and Fridays in there as well.  The weekends, if you follow along, are my rest days and whatever fitness I get with the kids, yard work, races, and such.  

Using my new found information, I want to get that scrolling workout calendar filled more, especially on Mondays.  It really is a good day for me and I think it will set the trend of the week more positively.

Today's run, I got out for a blustery 5.5 mile run at comfortable pace.  I didn't look at the watch until I finished and just went for distance.  I ended with a pace of about 8:09/mile and finished in 44:47. 

Tomorrow, longer run of 8 miles planned.  Nutrition needs to be dialed in soon as my legs and cardiorespiratory system is progressing well.  However, I am carrying around this fat ass and it's slowing me down.

Time to back away from the feedbag, particularly the peanut M&Ms.