10k, 5k, running, training, travel, writing

5K/10K Training Tuesday: Week Four

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Spinning class
Wednesday: 1.5 miles
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 1.1 miles
Saturday: 3 miles
Sunday: Rest

Last Sunday I did something to my back and it was still hurting on Monday, so instead of risking more damage I skipped working out but was up bright and early Tuesday morning for spinning. I hadn’t been in a few weeks and it felt great to be back on the bike.

Friday I had to travel to Houston last minute for family stuff but I made sure to get at least a small run in before heading to the airport. I also packed all my workout clothes and shoes and I’m glad I did because the hotel had an amazing gym.

Because of the time change and because I’m already an early riser, I was up at about 4:45 am Houston time Saturday morning. I decided that instead of just hanging around in my hotel room, I’d go down to the gym and hop on the treadmill. I honestly didn’t have a plan for how long I’d be on there, but I was hoping for at least two.

Obviously I went a little beyond that.

It turns out, the treadmill isn’t horrible. I know there are those of you out there who already know that, but for me this is new information. Because of the usual winter weather here in Cleveland I’ve had to utilize it often over the past few weeks but I am generally unable to force myself to go more than 2 miles at the absolute max. But on Saturday, I only stopped at 3 because the hotel treadmill cut off after a certain period of time (I nearly tripped when the belt automatically downgraded my speed, I was totally unprepared). If it kept going, I probably would have kept going, too.

Of course, the very small gym space in my apartment building is not nearly as nice and this morning’s run was a bit rough but luckily in just a couple of weeks I’ll be moving and will then only about 5 minutes away from the much nicer YMCA so I’ll be headed there more often, and not just for my weekly spin class.

As it happens, this was three years to the weekend of when I was in Houston running my very first 10K! This meant I spent my time working on that particular chapter of my memoir, which worked out well creatively. Just a couple of months left until the manuscript is due!

Congrats to Nikki for winning the free entry in my giveaway! This week, my fellow Ambassador Debi has a giveaway going on so be sure to check out her blog to enter! 

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

1 thought on “5K/10K Training Tuesday: Week Four”

  1. Yay for a nice treadmill and running while away and so cool about your memoir! I'm so impressed to know someone who writes books! I also can't wait to read it, perhaps you can sign my copy?


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