Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Reunited - And it Feels So Good!

These past few weeks, I've been coasting. No real goals, no real training. It's been a nice little reprieve from the usual rigors of training. 

But as fun as this little break has been, I'm back to working with Coach Matt and ThunderDome Running. Over the weekend, I received my first plan since Lakefront Marathon. It was a bit of a reality check, but it feels so good to finally have some structure and accountability back.

The time has come to start paying the price for a future goal race!

This week's plan is:

Monday: 4 5 mile run + Strength Training
Tuesday: 6 mile workout
Wednesday: 4 mile run + Y-Fuse + Absolution
Thursday: 4 mile run + Y-Blitz
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 10 mile run
Sunday: Rest Day

Total: 28 29 miles

Notice the lower mileage? It's a result of taking a few weeks off without a lot of running. The break was smart but now that I'm starting back up, I need to continue being smart. And that means not doing a huge increase in mileage right away. 

I know soon enough Coach Matt will have me running higher mileage and tough workouts again. Runner and coach, reunited after a short break. I can't wait to see what's next :)

My questions for you:
  • What have these past few weeks of running looked like for you?
  • What do you miss most about running when you are taking a break?
  • On the flip side, what do you love most about taking a break from running?

I love sleeping in and just running when I feel like running. And if I feel like skipping out and baking cookies, I do so with zero guilt ;)

- ST


  1. Yay for a fresh start! I always start out with low mileage like that after a break too. I'm usually in the mid to high twenties after a break as well:) the mileage creeps back up soon enough, so I usually don't mind. Yes to the sleeping in! That has got to be my favorite thing. And desserts haha. I mean of course I have them while training too, but it's easier to not feel as bad because I'm not exactly concerned with fueling my body with good foods during a break haha. Of course when the holidays come I shift too the "it's okay...I'm running a lot" ;)

    1. I know exactly what you mean! I don't ever give up desserts completely (even though I probably should when it gets closer to races) but feel less bad about eating them during breaks! During the holidays, we all deserve a cookie or two! ;)