Everyday I struggle between being a stoic Spartan warrior and a campaigning politician. I love to be social, but I also love to train hard and get enough rest. It’s June 1 and it is time to get serious. The last 2 to 3 weeks I’ve been living life and enjoying myself. I won’t deny that I have slacked on my diet. Saturday, I ran a 5k road race in Bogalusa. A few good friends ran it with me and we had a good time.
Although i did not change anything about my training in order to run well, I still should have run faster than 17:44. Even though this race did not matter one bit and I really didn’t push too hard, I should have been able to go sub 17 easy. It is time to get serious. Don’t get me wrong, I have no regrets about the thousands of excess calories I consumed in the last few weeks. I realize that it is necessary to find a good balance between living well and working hard. I am looking forward to a good summer of training and good friends to following me on bikes when they aren’t running with me!
Play time is over now and I have my goals. I plan to run the Blue Berry 5k on June 13th and go sub 17.
Mileage for the week:
Monday- 8 miles, strides
Tuesday- 4 miles
Wednesday- 6 miles, strides
Thursday- 4 miles
Friday- 7 miles
Saturday- 8 miles including 5k
Sunday- 8 miles, bombed long run but did a good leg workout
45 miles total