Dishes need to be washed, grass needs to be cut, tree limbs and brush need to be cleared, piles of paperwork need attention. On the plus side, I am caught up on laundry.
Try as I might, I just can't get a handle on running consistent doubles. After work is dinner, after dinner is kids and their bedtimes, and after that I just want a few minutes to play guitar, use the computer or watch a bit of TV. I applaud all you folks with families who can reliably muster the energy for two runs a day, and I hope to figure out a way to join you someday without becoming a walking zombie. Perhaps it just takes persistence.
For you singles out there who take your running seriously, my advice is to get those doubles in while you have the time available. As for me, this week was about making the most of one run a day. Here's how the week went down.
Mo: 10 easy (felt crappy)
Tu: 16 easy w/2x30 sec hill sprints, 6x100 accelerations, 300 jog
We: 15 easy
Th: 14 easy
Fr: 12 easy w/3x30 sec hill sprints, 8x100 accelerations, 300 jog
Sa: 22 miles (while slow, I can't quite type "easy" here)
Su: 13 miles on hilly trails, easy to moderate
I'm happy about the strides and the hill sprints, and it felt good to get a fairly long run in on Saturday. Next week will be more of the same but with a bit more structure, though probably no doubles again since Kiera will be out of town all week.
Hope you all have a good week.
Training: 12.75 miles, 1:30:00, 7:08 pace, hilly, windy trail run on Patrick's Loop in Saguaro National Monument.