It’s been awhile since I’ve talked about running, so I thought I’d give an update. With the cooler weather this week runs have definitely been more enjoyable!
On Sunday I got in my long run of 14 miles (it later clocked in at 13.65, but close enough). I ran the first 6.3 miles on my own, before Leo woke up. While I was gone Dave got Leo up, fed him, and had him waiting in the stroller for me when I got to the house! I threw down a couple GU Chomps, drank some water, and took off again. The first 6.3 miles felt slow and heavy and I wasn’t sure I wanted to do all 14. The last 7.3 – pushing a stroller – felt awesome. Apparently I just needed my little running buddy!
Monday I didn’t run because I was in the office.
Tuesday Leo and I ran 4.5 miles in the morning, then I did another 4.5 miles that evening after he went to bed. Happily, I was able to do the same route 4 minutes faster without the stroller!
Wednesday we went 7.3 miles around town. I walked a few times, Leo powernapped, and one deer fly managed to bite me on the head. Grr.
Thursday we ran to the grocery store and home for an easy 3.2 miles. The perk of the stroller is a built in carry-all for water bottles, ipods, and in this case, groceries! I felt like I could have gone more but thought it might be good to take an easier day. I thought about doing a double run in the evening, but instead made popcorn!
This morning we’ll head out again. I don’t normally have a plan for what or where we’ll run (there are limited deer fly-less options) but I just go where I feel like it and see as I go how long I want to run. Sometimes I run the whole thing. Sometimes I really push for speed. Other times I go slow and take walk breaks. I’m really enjoying not putting too much planning in to it, except for the weekly long runs, which I try to meet (although I don’t really get that flustered if I miss them). Definitely a more laid back approach to marathon training than I’ve had before!
Here’s a little fun we had in the house yesterday. I promise Leo does normally wear pants, but if we’re just chilling in the house it’s so much easier to change diapers if he’s pantsless.
How has your running been lately?