Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The New Year started in February in 15 minute intervals

I didn't want to say anything too soon because I had a feeling I was going to jinx it.  After being sick for exactly 35 days, I pushed through and finally started feeling better.  While sometime around January 6th I was barely able to run 20 minutes at a 12 min/mile pace, today I'm able to run 4 miles at a 9 min/mile pace.  Ah... good old self, it's been nice to see you again.

I've been able to run daily (even if it's 15 minutes) the past few days starting on January 27th.  I did skip February 1st (bummer), mostly cause I needed a breather before taking on this challenge of running every single day.  It was already an unsuccessful New Year's resolution since I barely ran in January.  And by barely, I mean I ran 49 miles all month... but I had been logging 100 mile months, so put yourself in my shoes, and you'll understand that cutting work outs in half means the world to me!

My resolution was to run AT LEAST 15 minutes every day which I've done, so the mileage is not ridiculous.  But keep in mind that those 15 minute days are the days that I'm supposed to rest or ride my bike so it's either a 15 minute easy work out or a 15 minute warm up jog to get on my bike after.

These have been my work outs so far:
Jan 27 - 4.9 miles
Jan 28 - 2.25 miles (Rest day)
Jan 29 - 3.3 miles
Jan 30 - 1.7 miles + 1hr 18mph ride
Jan 31 - 3.4 miles
Feb 2 - 1.7 miles + 1.5hr 16mph ride
Feb 3 - 4.85 miles
Feb 4 - 1.75 miles (Rest day)
Feb 5 - 4.9 miles
Feb 6  - 3.3 miles

That alone adds up to just over 32 miles, which is not too shabby for 10 days of running after a terrible case of cold, sinus infection and pleurisy.  Didn't want to add crazy mileage too soon, but I'm ready and I have my eyes in that 90min workout on my schedule for Sunday. I'm back in my happy place.

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