This morning I went out and completed my seventh consecutive day of running, as it was foretold. I think this excercise had the intended effect… It was tough to get myself out there each day, but by the end I was planning my days around the run a bit more. I actually did my 7th run first thing this morning because I didn’t anticipate wanting to do it after a busy Saturday. In the end I was subconsciously scheduling time in for running, and that’s exactly the point — I want it to become second nature again.
I don’t know if I will keep this up, and I don’t know that I need to. For now I’ll set a tentative goal of increasing my weekly mileage by 10%-15% for 4 weeks or so. Of course, increasing my mileage will be a lot easier if I do run everyday, so I’m going to try to keep it up for as long as possible, even if I continue doing shorter runs.
A few noteworthy highlights of the week:
- Monday I was running in 7 inches of snow in white-out blizzard conditions, Friday I was running in shorts and a sleeveless t-shirt.
- Thursday I decided to play games with Bads and Bats in the time where I had originally planned to run. I ended up eating a large Thai meal at 8:30, and then running at 10:30. Running that soon after eating didn’t hurt as much as I was expecting, which I think bodes well for my current fitness level.
- On Monday and Wednesday my run was followed by light lifting and then swimming, which was tough but felt great afterwards.
I noticed that Zappoman likes to put up nice charts of his exercise program… Of course, I’m not as diverse an athlete as he is, but I like the idea, so I’ll put up a little chart since I did accomplish this week’s goal.
Total Mileage for the Week: 14.9