Well, I had another good run on the treadmill tonight. I am really hoping I get to run outside one day this week. It has been very cold though, and I don’t have the right clothes yet to keep me warm enough to run outside. Even if I did, so far I just haven’t had time to run until night, so the gym treadmill it is for me. I ended up doing just over 6.5 miles. I think I could have gone further, but I don’t want to over do it after the 10 miles last night. It was much busier at the gym tonight too as I went earlier than usual, but I got a machine without issue, so that was good. So total for the week is 23.01/35 miles. Just about 12 miles to go to meet my goal!
Great article from Trail Runner about how to get back into running after the baby comes. Most of these would apply to anyone starting to run or getting back into running after a break as well.
Today was the second day of the 35 miles for 35 years celebration of my birthday week. I went to the gym to run on the treadmill again as the only time I could get a run in today was at night. I kind of planned to do about 6 or 6.5 like I did last night. I felt really good and just kept going…and going…and going. I ended up running 10 miles on the treadmill tonight! That is the furthest I have ever run in my whole life! My previous furthest about a month ago was 8 miles. I was shocked. I actually felt like I could keep going, but the gym was about to close, and I still needed to take a shower (might as well save my water money and shower there when I can). So, total for the week: 16.5/35 miles. I think I am off to a good start to hit 35 miles by Sunday evening.
This week for my 35th birthday I am planning to run 35 miles. Now this may not sound like a lot to most seasoned runners (especially half and full marathoners) but considering 8 months or so ago, I couldn’t run even a minute…I think it would be pretty amazing. Today I completed my first run of the week towards that goal.