I missed my long long run for Sunday. I knew I should have switch my 20 miles to Saturday and my 10 to Sunday but I really wasn't watching the weather. Duhhh!
I did get my 10 miles in and they were awesome. I used Sunday as my rest day (I don't like resting on the weekend unless the family has planns).
So tonight I followed my earlier post and completed my 60 step process for getting out of the house after work and littlest and I went for another 10 miles. I lost 30 seconds a mile without my biking sherpia to encourage me along. So my pace was 8:30 I am still happy with that after a long day of work and considering I was pushing the jogger.
Now for the rest of the week I will be trying to figure out how to get my long runs (another 10 & 12 miles) since we are going to Virginia this weekend. (Anyone in the area want to get together and run Sunday morning?)
That brings me to another thought.
As I was running tonight I did a lot of thinking. I was thinking about how much time training can take away from other things in my life. For me, I would be investing some of that time into running whether I continued to race or not. I know that daily physical activity is a requirement for how I want to live my life and the example I want to set for my friends and family.
I do try to make adjustment in how I use the time I want to use on the running. I will get up early while the rest of the family is still sleeping so that I can get my runs in and not take time away from whatever activity we may be planned. When ever possible I 'sneak' my runs in when the rest of the family is doing something else, like when my daughter is at gymnastics I will go run until it is time to pick her up.
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I will often run in the morning and then again in the evening. Most of my runs are whatever miles and a half. (did anyone ever notice that?) I like to leave that half mile from the morning to encourage me to "finish it" at night. I know. I am strange. I like the thought of having it to look forward to. There are days when I do not double but most days I run a bit in the morning and then finish the number of miles I wanted to do that night.
Do you ever do that? If your training schedule says you need 12 miles would you ever consider running 6 in the morning and then the other 6 that night? Do you think there are any connections between my double running and the fact that I have never been injured? (I've been running for 16+ years) Do you think you get the same benefit from a double run versus doing the run straight through?