Today I finally got to run outside! What a wonderful afternoon to run. The sun is shinning, it is not too cold. The wind was not blowing like crazy. I actually saw two other runners out on the road. I don’t usually see other runners at all (I think mostly because of the time of day I usually run). So my total for the week so far is 39.31/35 miles. Sunday is usually my long run day, but since I did so much above what I usually do, I don’t want to create an over-use injury and push too hard. I am sure I will run tomorrow, but will just play the distance by feel.
Today I was able to complete my birthday week goal of 35 miles. I actually finished with 35.07/35 miles. But, I don’t think I am done yet. There are still two more days in my training week (my training weeks start on Monday). I am sure I will get more miles between Saturday and Sunday, but it was exciting to actually complete my 35 miles on my 35th birthday!
I did not receive any running related gifts for my birthday today, but last week my brother-in-law and sister-in-law got me a set of Yak Trax Pro traction aids that I can’t wait to try out! I will have a full review of them once I get a chance to see how well they work. I am going shopping this weekend for some winter running clothes so I can hopefully get out even when it is colder out instead of having to run all my miles on the treadmill.
Today I was actually able to get to the gym at my normal time. It was nice to be back in the afternoon. The kids have swimming lessons tonight so I will actually get to go and watch them swim. I was able to do 7 miles today. It was actually a nice run on the treadmill. There were lots of people doing the personal training down on the first floor, so I got to watch them all workout while I ran. It was a nice distraction and good to see people working out. Seems like lately I have been the only one at the gym with the times I have been going. So my total for the week is now 30.02/35 miles. I should have no problems getting the last 5 miles plus more during the rest of the week, so I am very excited by that!
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.