It turns out, a few weeks of slogging along at a low mileage was exactly what I needed. Last week, it felt great to run a few more miles and I finally feel like I'm finally getting back on track with training.
This week will include more of the same with the goal of just getting out there to run. Hopefully after the holidays are over, I'll be able to increase my mileage to get back to where I was pre-Haunted Hustle and then continue increasing into the spring season.
Here's the plan for this week:
Afternoon: 4-5 mile easy run, including strides; 45 minutes strength training
Afternoon: 6-7 mile speed workout (1 mile warm up, 4-6 strides, 2 miles tempo pace, four 400m repeats, 1 mile cool down)
Afternoon: 5-6 mile easy run; 30 minutes strength training
Afternoon: Boot Camp Class, 1 mile cool down
Afternoon: 4-6 mile easy run, including strides
Morning: 6-8 mile easy run
Morning: 4 mile easy run
Are you training the same through the holidays? If so, how are you staying motivated to keep with it?