I had every intention of doing a 14-mile run today.
But as you can probably figure out from that statement, it didn’t happen.
Usually, I do my long runs on Saturday, but I won’t be able to do it tomorrow, so I switched it to today. However, I have been in a funk lately. My long run last week (14 miles) was a struggle. Plus, there have been a couple other runs this week that I wasn’t feeling up to par.
I’m not sure what’s going on. I don’t feel fatigued, so maybe my body needs a mental break from running.
When I plan my running schedule for the week, I do everything in my power to make sure I stick to the mileage I had originally planned on doing each day. Rarely do I change things up.
I like to think I do this because I am a tenacious person, but maybe it means I’m too stubborn. Either way, I rarely listen to my body and “hear” what it wants to do. Instead, I tell it what it has to do even, if it isn’t feeling up to it.
Now normally when writing these things, one would assume I would now proceed to write about how I am going to make it my goal to change my ways and instead listen to my body, but honestly that is not the case. I like my little running routine. I think forcing myself out even when I’m not feeling it makes me a strong runner mentally.
Now of course, eventually I will probably get too fatigued (like now) and have to take a break, which is hard for me to do, but I know it is just a couple days of missed running out of several years of running!
Here was my revised workout today. I was itching to go to the gym and lift weights, so that’s what I did.
Ran 2.5 miles to the gym
Lifted weights for 30 minutes (mostly upper body and abs)
Ran 2.5 miles back home
I liked this combination of cardio and weight lifting. I love the burning sensation after lifting weights!
Do you plan out your workouts in advance or fly by the seat of your pants each day?