Sunday- Ran my longest mileage since October. 6 whole miles! It felt great. I could have keep going. The hills felt manageable. (Thank you spinning!) We managed to do it 61 mins. which is great considering about 30% of the trail was squishy mud or steep hills. I have to say I'm glad I have trail shoes for days like Sunday! Monday- I felt twinges with my stupid heel. My friend the spiky golf ball took care of that!
Monday- quick 3.5 miles in the neighborhood- pretty uneventful.
Tuesday- Spinning class- we worked on keeping a consistent pace throughout the workout- 3 sets of 5 mins sitting, 5 mins standing, 5 mins sitting. I increased my resistance each set. Managed to PR in my calories85555555555- thank you to my cat- my calories to 700. I don't worry about calories since I'm not exercising to lose weight but I do use the number for how hard of a workout it was-since the only way on our bikes (Keiser) is to keep the RPM and the gear up high. Normally my goal is 20 miles and 600 calories- Tuesday it was 700 calories and 23.5 miles. Anyone know the bike to run ratio? I figure my Garmin gives me about 100 calories for 1 mile so is that the equivalent to 7 miles running?
Thursday(today)- Rare day at work where we had a more flexible schedule. I had a break from 11-1 so took advantage of another mild day in Ohio to get out and run. 5 miles in 43mins ( 8:33 pace). I would love to have job that I could run at lunch everyday! I unfortunately only get 50 mins for lunch- so changing, running, changing, then eating...it's probably not really worth it, when I can run after work- but it's nice to get outside in the middle of the day!
Friday- planning on 3-3.5 tomorrow am, since we're supposed to get severe t-storms/tornados tomorrow afternoon.
Saturday- spinning? or running long?
- Signed up for a running clinic. This is an early birthday present to myself. I've heard they work you hard- looking forward to sharing what I learn.
- My new favorite beer- Bell's Two Hearted Ale- yummy IPA from Michigan (sorry- completely random- but really- you have to try it!) www.bellsbeer.com
- Thinking about new trail shoes- I have Saucony Peregrines- which I like but am wondering if the lower heel maybe making my PF flare up. I do most of my long runs on the trails so maybe I should look at a different style shoe? Any suggestions? Mizunos and Sauconys seem to fit my foot the best.