I'm quite surprised that the Type A in me has allowed myself to run without keeping track of my mileage. (That's was the lazy in me.) I'm thinking that I probably should start doing so, as it will most likely help my training. Training for what? Yeah, I don't know. I don't really have a specific race in mind but I would like to get my speed back to where it was at least last year and increase my mileage. By a significant amount.
I've been doing a few different things for speed work. One is running to an area where a mile is marked off and there's no traffic to see how fast I can run a mile without dying and knowing that I need to run more than a mile to get back home. Right now, I'm at an 8:40 minute mile but I have to stop and catch my breath for about 30 seconds before I continue on. It's a start.
I had a few crappy weeks mid-August with work and I was only able to run twice a week. Because I was on vacation last week, I've been running every other day. I'd like to keep that up so that I'm running 3-4 times a week. I know "work" sounds like a lame excuse but there are times where I physically can't work a 10 hour day, which means I'm gone from home for close to 13 hours, and then run at 8:30 at night.
Sunday: 2.7 miles (27:00)
Tuesday: 3 miles (31:03)
Thursday: 2 miles (don't remember the time)
Saturday: 4.2 miles (46:12) I shaved 2 minutes from this same run 2 weeks ago.
Total miles for the week: 11.9
I don't know if I've mentioned this or not but we finally retrieved my 15 year old mountain bike from my brother's garage. I haven't done any real biking and right now, I don't know if I will or not. I wanted to have that as an option but my kneecaps just don't like biking. Bicycles and I don't really get along. But anyway, the bike has been good because now the girls can ride their bikes through our neighborhood because I can ride with them. Rich was actually trying to teach Allie and Emily how to ride without training wheels this weekend and they were doing really well. I'll think they'll have it down before winter moves in. Anna can ride her bike with the training wheels. She says she'll try without training wheels when she's 7 or 8.