Welcome to week 6 and summer in Glasgow (meaning the handful of days where it gets above 20C!)!

The basics:

Run designation: steady

Distance: 4.5 miles

Intended pace: 10-10:30 min/mile

Actual pace: 11’50” average 🙄

How did the run go?

As soon as I walked outside this morning I knew there was no way I was going to manage a 10 minute mile.  It was HOT and I suck at maintaining that pace on the best of days.  So I just ran because I like running and enjoyed the weather and the sun, although at points I did question my sanity for not waiting until now when it happened to be far cooler to run.

The rest of the week looks to be very rainy, so I bet the next two runs will be indoors.  I am hoping for a break over the weekend for my 8 miler.

Like I said in the previous post, this just hasn’t been my week.  It was supposed to be miserable all today and of course it was raining when I left for the gym.  The entire time I was there, it didn’t rain.  Of course it didn’t.

The basics:

Run designation: easy, slow

Distance: 6 miles

Intended pace: 11 minutes per mile

Actual pace: 11’21” average pace

How did the run go?

All things considered, it was ok.  I wasn’t thrilled about the treadmill, but it was pouring when I left, so I figured it was the safest bet.  Next week I will need to run outside as I’m certainly not running on the treadmill for 8 miles!

 

Overall distance for week 5: 18.12

Overall distance for week 4: 17.05

Overall distance for week 3: 18.15

Overall distance for week 2: 14.08

Overall distance for week 1: 12.70

 

This week really hasn’t been my week.  I’ve just had a few mediocre runs and I’ve been very tired.  I know I planned to blog every workout, but it feels like I’m just writing this to myself most of the time.  I’ve not had a comment posted since I posted about my viva.  Not to say that people aren’t reading.  I’m sure there are some people who are.  It’s just nice to get a comment every now and again, and well, my viva was in December so. . . .

The basics: 

Run designation: steady

Distance: 4.5 miles

Intended pace: 10-10:30 min/mile

Actual pace: not even close at 11’09” on average.

How did the run go?

When I went out on Thursday, I knew I’d never hit the intended pace, so I just went out and ran the distance.  It wasn’t as warm or humid as it had been on Wednesday, thankfully.  It was a bit breezy still and I found it a bit difficult to run as I returned back, running into the wind.  I’m just glad I was able to get the mileage in.

This week has not been my week.  I think I should just be happy that I’ve gotten out there and gotten the mileage in, and just not stress over the pacing right now.  It’s really not my strong suit, and I know I need to work harder and do better.  I’m just so tired right now, and running seems more difficult than it should.

The basics:

Run designation: steady

Distance: 4.5 miles

Intended pace: 10-10:30 per mile

Actual pace: Not even close at 11’27” on average

How did the run go?

Today’s run was ok, but it was humid and very windy and I felt like I was struggling throughout the entirety of the run. I was just tired and frustrated, but I did have the new Blake’s 7 audio to listen to, which was a yay!

Tomorrow will be the third run of the week and I have a massage scheduled for the afternoon and hopefully that will sort me out for a bit!  Definitely need some self-care right now!

This week has not been the best week.  My first run of the week was on Monday.  I didn’t get a lot of sleep having stayed up to listen to some of the Red Sox.  I had also gone out the night before, which I rarely do, and was just dragging in addition to the lack of sleep.  I also woke up Monday morning to a completely dead phone.  So instead of getting more sleep and then going for a run, I had to go into city centre to get my phone replaced before coming back to take on the first run of the week.  As a result of being so tired, I only ran 3, swapping the Thursday run with Monday’s.

The basics:

Run designation: easy

Pace: 11 minutes per mile

Actual pace: 12’16” on average, i.e sucky

How did the run go?

This run wasn’t great.  As I said I was tired and I just had a hard time moving at all.  It was extraordinarily difficult.  I don’t function or run well on less than 8 hours of sleep.