Here we are at the end of the month and I only now feel like I'm getting into a groove with my running. Since I'm not going all out for this training cycle (you can read about that HERE), I decided to work my running around my life instead of work my life around my running. That pretty much means I haven't designated certain days for training and certain days for rest. I'm basing it off of the weather and what other tasks I have planned for the day.
So I guess that means that if the weather's nice I'll go run or if I feel like coming home and spending the afternoon with Baylee, I'll do that too. I'm not training for the Olympics here and I'm not gonna win any prize money so it doesn't really matter. I know that sounds completely lazy, but I don't want running to over take my life this year. I have too many other things in my life that I want to dedicate time to as well.
After several days of sunny skies, we finally got some grey ones here this week.
It was a bit hazy for my run on Sunday but it was warm so I didn't care. My Garmin recorded the humidity at 93 percent! I was debating on doing 5 or 6 miles. I decided on 6 but my Garmin could only hold out till 5.65 miles before it died (my fault for not making sure it was fully charged). When I got home a had a REALLY good foam rolling and stretch session! I haven't done that in a long time.
Monday was a clerical day at work before the new semester started. We had no students so I got out early. I would have run except for it was raining. I know rain hasn't stopped me before but this was a colder rain. Instead, I picked up Baylee and we went for treats.
On Tuesday I had a work delay due to the sleet and then spent the rest of the evening on the phone with iFit about my iFit module for my bike and treadmill. I have called this company several times and I will tell you that once I get a customer service person they are SO helpful but the process of actually getting a person is awful. I am on hold for no less than 30 minutes each time. I've actually put my phone on speaker phone, got in the shower, got out and was still on hold!
Wednesday the skies were blue again and the sun was out. I only did 3 miles because I was annoyed with my Garmin. I mentioned in my Running Through a Horror Film post that my band was getting ready to fall apart. Well right before I left for this run, it did. I made do by taping it back together for the run.
I was annoyed because I could not see my mileage time or pace through the tape. I was running just by the sound of the beeps. It ended up I stopped .08 miles short, so I continued to run even after I stopped the Garmin. Luckily my dad has agreed to let me use his Garmin Forerunner until I either get this one fixed or get a new one.
On Saturday I did 8.9 miles through Central Park (on my Nordic Track bike)! I finally started using the iFit program for my bike and treadmill which has the Google maps and I absolutely love it! I can bike and run anywhere in the world. I chose Central Park in NYC for this ride and let me tell you it was tough! I normally can do 10 miles on the bike with no problem but I was ready to be done on this ride by mile 3. Since the bike is iFit compatible, it as able to use real elevation levels of the route that is chosen. I don't know why I waited so many years to start using this program!
And that's my week in a nutshell! Do you have any programs you use for your indoor bike or treadmill? -M