Hot/Humid – Monday – June 21, 2021

How am I feeling today? I am feeling pretty decent, my mood is upbeat, and looking forward to the workout this morning. Today’s Running Focus Enjoy Planned Workout Description:  Workout:  Stryd 5K Plan – Week 2, Day 1 40:00 Minute easy run Purpose: To enjoy the run and being down-back to relax a little while running. I will turn off the high-power alerts on my … Continue reading Hot/Humid – Monday – June 21, 2021

Slow! – Sunday – June 20, 2021

How am I feeling today? I am feeling pretty good this morning, the legs are tired after yesterday’s six-plus miles, but not as bad as I thought they would be. I am looking forward to an easy, but shorter run this morning. Today’s Running Focus Run easy Planned Workout Description:  Workout: 30:00 minutes easy Purpose: I skipped the easy run Friday, because the body felt … Continue reading Slow! – Sunday – June 20, 2021

Longer – Saturday – June 19, 2021

Today’s Running Focus Enjoy the run Planned Workout Description:  Workout: Stryd 5K Plan – Week 1, Day 6 60:00 minute long run Purpose: The long run is a main staple in training and is your longest continuous effort in the training week. The goal for this run is to practice extending duration and increasing your time spent running. Over the course of the training plan … Continue reading Longer – Saturday – June 19, 2021

Why It Mattered?

I believe the below quote pretty much sums up where I have been about my running over the last week. It wasn’t enough to know the who, what, when, and where; you had to understand what it meant. And why it mattered.” Mckeown, Greg. Essentialism (p. 74). Crown. Kindle Edition. After last week’s 5K time trial, I needed some time before writing about why something … Continue reading Why It Mattered?

Easy Day & New Shoes – Wednesday – June 16, 2021

Today’s Running Focus Keep the Easy Day Easy How Am I Feeling This Morning? Pretty good, the sun is shining, the Achilles is not bothering me nearly as much as I thought it might when I ended the run yesterday, and today is an easy day, so I am going to try to keep it that way. Planned Workout Description:  Workout: Stryd 5K – Week … Continue reading Easy Day & New Shoes – Wednesday – June 16, 2021

Better than Expected – Tuesday – June 15, 2021

Today’s Running Focus Listen to the body How am I feeling today? A little tired and beat up, the leg is doing better than it has, and I don’t have a big day outside of my run planned. It will be a drizzly, overcast kind of day, so not much outside stuff will get done. One of those more leisurely days, I hope. Planned Workout … Continue reading Better than Expected – Tuesday – June 15, 2021

It Begins Again – Monday – June 14, 2021

Today’s Running Focus Begin Again. Planned Workout Description:  Workout: 40:00-minute easy run Purpose: Stryd 5K Week 1, Day 1 From Stryd: Easy runs are an important part of balancing training intensity and recovery. It is important to remember the purpose of an easy run is to promote recovery without adding additional fatigue. Where does this run/workout fit into my top 5 running priorities? Primarily #1 – … Continue reading It Begins Again – Monday – June 14, 2021

Reality Check 5K – Saturday – June 12, 2021

Today’s Running Focus Run smart Planned Workout Description:  Workout: Your goal today is a 5k time trial. Don’t be spooked by the name. This serves as a test of your best effort today over 5 kilometers. To perform your best, our recommendation is as follows: 5:00 warm up very easy 3:00 moderate 2:00 very easy 5k time trial Your target pacing strategy for the 5km … Continue reading Reality Check 5K – Saturday – June 12, 2021