A Mile A Day


Weekly Check-In 6/8 (Read 245 times)

I fly.

    Last night I dreamt that I missed a day of running because I was on vacation.  Oddly, when I actually was on vacation I didn't miss any days of running.  I wonder what it means.  Smile

    Bring it on.

      Thanks for starting this one up - I was out at a conference yesterday.


      Nice job everyone!  Way to keep going!  Last week was a pretty good week for me.  I started up some speedwork in preparation for my 5K in July.  After tons of easy miles it is amazing how throwing in some fast intervals can really work out some of the kinks in you muscles.


      Milestones this week:


      racerunner1314 - 400 days

      Ojo - 7 months

      Trent - 175 days

      Jill_B - 3 months

      smalcolm - 2 months

      Ennay - 50 days

      Teresadfp - 1 month

      Francesre - 1 month

      dollysmum - 1 month

      auntjenny - 1 month

      celiacChris - double digits


      Happy Streaking





        Lots of challenges this week - rain, marathons, traveling, drinking, dreaming: good job getting out there.


        Last week was a good week for me - 35 total miles. Sunday (May 31) - a 10 mile run with miles 3 to 6 tempo pace. Friday - 5 X 1K workout with the last one a few seconds faster than my goal 5K pace (the others around 10K pace.) Sunday (6/7), when I tried to do my weekly tempo miles in a 10 mile run, I only did one tempo mile, instead of four. It was hot, and I didn't have it that day. Yesterday I did a four mile run at tempo pace, and felt a lot better!

        A Saucy Wench

          Or this might be a major cutback week.  I am still exhausted from the weekend I think.   But now I am getting in the habit of sleeping in.  Bleh.

          I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets


          "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

            But now I am getting in the habit of sleeping in.  Bleh.


            AHhhh....sleeping in.  I vaguely remember what that was like - could have done it myself this morning very easily but knew I didnt have any other time to get a run in.

            12 Monkeys

              Nothing major to report here, today is day 155 and counting.  I'm looking forward to getting to the 200 day mark.  I worked all week and over the weekend, but I put up my highest week in awhile.  I'm hoping to at least match that and build on it throughout the month of June.  Its getting pretty damned hot here!  I didn't get in as much time as I would have liked on the bike last week.  I actually think the riding helps my running some.  I am going to work in some weight workouts for my legs once a week soon as well.


              This coming week will be a challenge to get miles in.  I don't normally run in the morning, but I will have to on Thursday and Friday due to my schedule being packed on those days.  This weekend I am going out of town to camp, float the Guadelupe River, and hit up a concert with some friends, so I imagine at least one drunk or hungover run will happen over the weekend. 


              I have been trying to make my daily minimum 2 miles.  I had a little mini 20 day streak going or so, then had to reset that 2 times since.  I am hoping I can finish out the year doing at least 2 miles a day...latest restart on that was 2 days ago...Smile


                Just took a look at my log and realized that this year I have run my longest week ever.


                Longest week - 65 miles

                Longest month - 213 miles

                Longest Single Run - 14.3 miles


                Longest 7 day total - 67 miles

                Longest 30 day total - 228.5 miles

                   I was doing so good up to 16 days & then got the flu.  I've  been in bed for 2 days.  I'm finally feeling better so I'll restart tomorrow. Day one again!


                  I do enjoy this even though I was disappointed that I broke the streak so quickely.


                  One day at a time

                    Vicki, sorry ot hear you were so sick!  Good luck getting going on your next streak.

                    One day at a time

                      My quads have been screaming at me for a few days.  They don't feel strained, but just very sore.  This morning, I tried to do my second speedwork session with a local coach, but my legs would NOT let me run fast - it was weird.  The coach said I should take three days off.  I wasn't disappointed like I thought I would be - it feels like the right thing to do.  I've run 31 days in a row, and it's been fun.   I don't think it's the continuous running that made my quads hurt - it was the speedwork and boot camp sessions.  So I'll start again Sunday (I'll let you know the official reset date).  I appreciate everyone's support!

                      In it for the long run..

                        It's smart to listen to your body.  Streaks can start over, and it isn't worth risking injury.

                        "It's not who wins the workout..."

                        BANNED from the LLR (Ladies' Locker Room) forum at age 64.  Remember, folks, it's just running.

                        A Saucy Wench

                          sorry Teresa. 

                          vkay - get well soon!  I havent had to deal with illness yet.   We'll see what happens.


                          50 today...it seems like I just started, hard to believe 50 already.  (damn sounds like how I am starting to feel about my age too)

                          I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets


                          "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7


                            Wow--I've been MIA all week. Crazy week at work, but I held the streak. When given the choice to post or run, i chose run. I also started tossing in doubles for fun, did one yesterday and plan on one today.


                            PRs: 27:26 5k/ 49:52 5mi/ 58:17 10k/ 2:09:24 half/ 5:13:17 Full


                            2016 Goals 
                            1,000 miles/ 100 Day Streak/ 25mpw base/ Race a half marathon/ Try for a sub-6 hour marathon
                            Run, consistently, without fail


                              If I had time to double this week I would - I'm going to need some help if I am going to hit 60 miles this week.


                              we have my son's last soccer game tomorrow and my sister-in-law's baby shower on Sunday that my wife is planning and coordinating so most of my weekend will be going to those two events.  Plus, a friend of mine is holding a poker marathon tomorrow and I'd love to get to that if I could if even for a little while.