This week, I went running…

It’s hard to blog about running when I haven’t been running.

Except, I HAVE been running, it just feels like I haven’t.  I’m not sure why. I’ve been putting in 3 or 4 runs a week with an average of over 15 miles a week.  So, why does it feel like I haven’t been running?

Here’s what I think:

  1.  Now that the holiday running streak is over and I’m not going every day, it feels like I’m hardly going at all. (Which is silly and false!)
  2.  I’m not training for anything, so there’s really no need to think too hard about how different runs feel.
  3.  I’ve been running mostly on the treadmill because it’s really freakin’ cold out pretty much all the time now.  So, I can’t even make a “hey, look what I saw on my run!” post.

Whatever the reason, it’s probably fine that I haven’t been posting because, “I ran 6 miles on the treadmill.” is not a very interesting post, and I’m sure posting that same thing more than 5 times would bore even the most dedicated running blog enthusiast.

half marathon Amy

***** I interrupt this post to bring you a photo from the finish line of my first half marathon…look at that smile! Also, I’m wearing a cotton t-shirt…for 13.1 miles.  It was the B.A.A. half marathon, so I drew a sheep on the back of the shirt, it’s running and has a sweatband. It’s saying “B.A.A.”.  It’s a pretty awesome shirt and I still have it :-)****

Now, back to our regularly scheduled posting.  Training for my spring half marathon starts next week! I’ll be posting more about that soon.  I’ve taken the weekday runs from Hal Higdon’s Intermediate training plan, and came up with my own distances/schedule for the long runs.  I’ve gotten to a point where I know what kind of training works best for me in terms of long run distance, but I’m not capable of making up my own speedwork, yet.  I look forward to seeing how this goes. I generally alter the training plans I follow at least a little bit, but I’ve never just wholesale thrown out the long run distances and picked my own. Crazy, right?! Here’s to living on the edge!

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