10k, running, training

10K Training Tuesday: Week Two

Monday: 1.5 miles
Tuesday: Spinning
Wednesday: Speedwork
Thursday: 1 mile
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Walking
Sunday: Great Beer Chase 5K

This week of training was not very high energy. Most days it was like pulling teeth. Obviously I can’t speak for all women but man, the week of my period just takes all motivation out of me. My speedwork on Wednesday was rough. So rough that I only wanted to do 2 sets and was ready to quit after that but I pushed through and made myself do the 3 I set out to do.

I’m also trying to figure out the right time to run. That is, the right time of day. With my schedule I can do it after work and have all the time in the world but by that time of day my legs are tired. I’m tired and the runs are always rough. I have a much better time in the mornings, but it’s dark out and as winter comes it’s going to continue to be dark out in the mornings. I do have the option of going to the Y in the mornings and running on the treadmill and just getting ready from work there and when it really gets cold and we start to get snow I’m sure that will happen.

With my new work schedule that has me home by 6 pm, I want to be an evening runner, but I don’t know how to make my body adapt.

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

1 thought on “10K Training Tuesday: Week Two”

  1. I also struggle with figuring out when to run. I've settled on mornings before work (though I'll go in the evening if I HAVE to… it's just so much harder on my body!). When I go in the morning, I feel better all day, and I love just getting it done. I also appreciate the quiet time to myself. I hate running in dark though, so I aim for two runs during the work week and one on the weekend (when I don't have to wake up at zero dark thirty). I'm going to have to get a head lamp one of these days! I do have a cheap gym membership to use when the weather's just miserable.

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