My plan to run 3-4 times a week has been working! I’ve even been able to consistently strength train, even on days my schedule gets completely sidetracked with a million other requests. I’m a better person when I work out.
My happy mileage is around 2 miles. For now, this feels doable and manageable. I try not to think about how double digits were once the norm. Not there right now. And I’m unsure if it’s the weather, the season I’m in, or the actual running, but my knee has been pretty angry lately. I religiously stretch, complete my PT exercises, and strengthen my knee; however, the nice medical and PT staff did say this may be the new norm. I refuse to accept it.
Nonetheless, I continue running to keep my sanity. I’ve also tried to incorporate some (new to me) cardio, namely the Despairmaster. For all I’ve accomplished, I can only manage about 7 minutes on that stupid contraption. It’s awful, I hate it, but I will conquer it! A wonderful friend of mine is training for her first official half marathon. Living vicariously through her plan makes the Despairmaster worth every terrible minute. Dramatic much?
Now that school has returned to in session (today actually), let’s hope I continue my workout routine. I mean, it may be the only moments of true release I can find. What was I thinking?
I ask you –
What’s your happy mileage?
Are you training for anything?
Tell me a funny name you have for some piece of workout equipment!
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The stairmaster is evil! Kind of wish I had access to one though because I think it would help me get ready for ascents in upcoming races.
True. Stairs are a game changer for uphill training!
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Nice job on your consistency! My happy mileage varies wildly depending on what’s going on in my life. Currently it’s around 3-4 miles for most runs but then I’ll go a bit longer on the weekend when I can. I’m running a 5-mile race in a few weeks so I thought it would be better to keep my mileage on the low side for now.
Good luck on your upcoming race – please let us know how you do!
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Thanks! I will!