Thought I’d give you all a little snapshot of my weekend before I go into the point of today’s post: mileage. I know some people get bored reading about miles upon miles of running, and other people might get bored with reading about my life (it’s not very exciting most of the time) so I thought I’d give you a little of both!
Friday night I had to lifeguard and came home to a little swimmer pow-wow with a recruit. Then went to bed early and slept until 10! That rarely happens, but when it does, it interferes with my running. Not okay with it.
Saturday after my shortened mileage (see below), I decided to help out at the swim meet to cheer on my best friends and old teammates. I’m not going to lie, it was weird being there. I was the backup timer so I could still watch and hang out with my friends, which was really nice, but it was definitely hard seeing them all doing our cheers and things. I really did love my team. Some of my favorite memories are from my time with swimming.
I was really happy to see that my name is still on the top 10 times in history list. It was nice to know that I haven’t been completely forgotten.
I’m glad I went. I felt like I was still part of the team which was really nice, although hard to not be racing with them. After the meet, the roomie and I decided to have a low-key night and hit the mall for some indulgence. Shopping and Coldstone ice cream. Doesn’t get any better than that. I got myself a little pre-Christmas present from Francesca’s Collections followed by some sugar. I haven’t had ice cream in FOREVER! It definitely hit the spot. Perfect night of roomie bonding.
Now onto my weekly training. Thanks to Hollie @FueledbyLolz for this wonderful idea. She’s incredible. If you haven’t read about her amazing running journey, check out her blog. I could only dream of the kind of mileage she does, and the dedication she has for working out despite being injured for two months. It’s truly inspirational.
As most of you know, this was my first week of post-season running. It was also my last high-mileage week until the end of January (I know, I want to cry about it too). I had a meeting with my coach on Thursday and he told me he would like me to take a serious break from running. I texted my mom to tell her next week I’ll be going for lots of walks with her. I’m not sure how I’m going to handle it (I’ll let you all know a couple weeks from now when I’m really going out of my mind). He didn’t tell me I couldn’t run, but I’m not supposed to be anywhere near 40. When I start back up again on a training plan, I’ll be closer to 20mpw and that terrifies me.
So here’s my last blast of running:
Sun- 8 miles
Mon-Wed- 6 miles each (18 total)
Thurs- 8 miles. This was actually supposed to be 6 but I got lost and it was pretty terrifying since I was gone well past dark. I won’t be doing that again.
Fri- 8 miles
Sat- 5 miles. I’m kind of upset about this one but my legs were feeling awful and I was late to getting to the swim meet so I cut it short. I wanted to go longer but I was clearly tired and I wanted to be ready for today, so I decided to give myself a break. I was actually going to run when there was a break in the meet but they had me working like crazy so I didn’t really have a chance. Oh well. So much for that 8-miler.
Total: 47 miles
Today I’m running a 5K (race recap coming at ya tomorrow!) and I’m really excited to see what happens. This was a high mileage week but I’ve never been in this kind of shape before for road races so it could either go really well or it could be a total disaster.
What do you do on your “off season”?
How was your weekend?