Every now and then I get into a rut, we all do.
I am just coming out of an awful weekend of running, yes, caused by a rut due to my PF frustration. Not to mention a severe allergy attack due to the desire for a cute little puppy earlier this week.
When will this go away?? UGH! It is much better than it was, but not perfect and still annoying.
Anyways, back to my runner’s rut.
I was looking over my old training schedule that I used for the Goofy Challenge and I realized something. The predictability made it easier for me to stay on track.
Since I started working with my running coach, the schedule has pretty much been day to day. It has been working fine, but looking at the schedule reminded me how mentally it was easier to get through the runs, to get up in the morning and know that you will be able to sleep in on Friday. It also reminded me to fuel good before my long runs.
Something about just seeing it on paper really helped me. I am a paper person though too, love to write stuff down and track in my planner.
I talked to my run coach and he agreed to put a general outline together for me that we can plan against. My job is to make sure I do all runs on schedule though, to make sure I don’t throw things off.
So, here we go!
Run Outline for next 12 days
8/15 – off …late run on 8/14
8/16 – 4 miles
8/17 – 8/10
8/18 – 3 miles recovery
8/19 – off
8/20 – 4 miles
8/21 – 3 miles
8/22 – 6 miles with ‘surge progressions
8/23 – off
8/24 – Crim
8/25 – 3 miles recovery
8/26 – off