Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Run and Week's Plan

I spent this past weekend resting the shins. I felt a little guilty not running Saturday's 5-mile long run and putting a check mark on the calendar. I had to tell myself that it's ok because I don't want to really get shin splints.

Come Monday morning and I was itching to go out for a run. Seriously. I don't know when I turned into this person I am now. I drove myself to the Y around 4 p.m. and ran 3 miles. I was supposed to do 3 miles hill work today but since I have no idea how my shins would react to another hill workout, I took it a little easy and ran at 0% incline. I did get a negative split run (starting at 11:00/mile and ended up at a high 9:00/mile pace) in though and I felt awesome good!
Here's what I did: 3 miles in 30:59 minutes.  I stopped at Mile 1.5 and 2 for a brief few seconds to have a sip of water and wipe sweat off my face.

Tomorrow is rest day, and 4 miles Wednesday, 3 miles (maybe do some hills) Thursday and long run 6 miles on Saturday. I just signed up to join the Hard Core Club so I am guessing my first Hard Core workout will be Sunday.  Did I also mention summer break has officially ended today. So, it will be fun trying to really squeeze a run in early in the mornings since I can't just go whenever I wanted now that I have to go to work.

Have a good week ahead.  What are your running goals this week?


  1. My running goal is to start running at the end of the week!!!

  2. Hard Core Club? What's that? It sounds so...hard core!;-)

    and also thanks for your comment today on my blog. Super made me smile;-) woo-hoo!

    my running goal: to figure out if i'm gonna train to run a half marathon fast in Nov, or do a marathon in Dec.

  3. Good luck with your Hard Core challenge :) Sounds like a lot of "fun" :) My weekly goal is to finish a 17 mile run on saturday, never done that distance before. I'm excited/nervous :)


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