Est Mileage: 6 miles
I started my trot about 6:16 AM this morning. The weather has become cool at this time of morning as summer has officially ended. With light winds and 59-61 degree temps, the conditions were as about ideal for me as it can get.
I ran off Wolfpit to Route 1 and headed toward the sunset. Passed the Stew Leonard's and flew down Dry Hill over to
It was a glorious morning. I hadn't run a six-miler since before the
I run according to time - and not distance. I've become extremely skilled at estimating my pace for any given run to determine a distance. This morning felt close to the range of a pace.
I feel good about my progress in the past few weeks. Now, I need to decide what my next major long-distance race will be.
I need to be cautious not to fall off-track. With my new job at work, I expect I will be traveling far more frequently over the next several weeks. Planning and commitment will be key.
The hockey season is also about to start in October. How would I train for a marathon while playing hockey once per week? Well, I did it last year and ran a in
Another key area of focus has to be my eating habits. I am currently about 174 pounds. I'm in much better race form at 169-170 (yes, I can feel a 4-5 pound difference). Need to find a way to cut back on the beers and plan my dinners more effectively.
Next up is the
This week's plan including progress to date:
- Monday - 5 - COMPLETE
- Tues - 6 - COMPLETE
- Wed - Cross-train @ gym
- Thur - 5
- Fri - 4
- Sat - Rest
- Sun - 6
Planned Mileage: 26 miles
Recent week activity:
- Last week, I ran 5 times for a total of 18 miles
- The week before, I ran 5 times for a total of 21 miles.
- Each of these weeks has included a single, thorough strength training work-out.