Friday, January 23, 2015

Running Paces & Training Sleep Schedules

Well I certainly failed at blogging this week. I went through my phone and realized I only took four pictures, and two of them are not blog worthy but I'm posting them anyway because that's how I roll. I guess we could talk about running instead of looking at pictures?

First the workouts. After my speed day on Monday, I woke up early Tuesday and stuck to a little cross training. I don't really consider the StairMaster as "cross" worthy as the elliptical or spin bike because there's still impact, but the stairs strengthen my legs and hips, so I'm making sure to do it at least once a week. Also, I was on that torture machine for 36 minutes! I think that's the longest I've ever gone. Slowly working my way up to 40...


The State of the Union was on Tuesday night, and I always find it throughly entertaining. Especially when the Speaker is from a different party than the President. The facial expressions between Biden and Boehner made for some great TV watching...


On Wednesday morning, I ran 4 miles at the gym before work. I stuck with a nice and easy pace...


I'm really beginning to find my paces for different types of runs. Speed work usually lands between 8:30-8:40s, and my easy and long runs are hitting 9:20-9:30s. My long runs should be a little slower, but when I'm feeling good, I go with it. I'm sure once I get in double digit miles, those 9:30s will turn into 9:40s, but for now, my body is not complaining too much. 

And since I'm not the model for perfect paces, here's an article to set you on the right path! 

I took this picture the other night to show the world what 4:30am wake up calls do to me midweek. This was the time I crawled into bed. I didn't go to sleep right away, but I was in bed at 8:45pm. We have to make sacrifices for training. My sacrifice is a normal 25 year old's sleep schedule...


Do you have set paces for each type of run? 

How many hours per night do you sleep when training? Not enough. 

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