The last 2 weeks have slipped away without a wrap-up post from me. But I haven’t had that much to wrap about either.
I’ve been trying to run at 3 days a week, but I haven’t kept up with the 80/20 schedule much at all. I am doing most of my runs at an easy pace. I really think I should add in at least one day of less easy running, but it feels hard to fit in.
Since around April I’ve been doing Crossfit type workouts with my coworkers twice a week and I started off loving them. But lately, I feel like they just might be wearing me out. I do think I’m stronger, which is nice, but I haven’t seen much of a change in my body (more muscle, less fat, etc) and it definitely takes a toll on my running. I enjoy the camaraderie of working out with my coworkers, and I actually don’t mind the actual classes, but I’m not sure how to keep doing them and run as much as I want/need for my own personal mental happiness. I feel like I have been kicking around this problem for quite a few weeks now and just can’t find an answer that satisfies me.
Since Thanksgiving is coming up, I decided to take this whole week off crossfit and see how I feel next week and if that helps me make a decision.
All that said, last Saturday, I set out for 8 miles, but the weather was pretty nice (low 60s) and felt pretty good and decided to just keep going and ending up making it 12 miles. That’s the longest run I’ve been on in about a year. And this past Sunday I did 8 miles at about a 40 seconds less per mile than usual (probably because of the weather, but I’ll still take it).
So maybe it’s not so bad and it’s all in my head. Maybe it’s just the change of seasons getting to me. I’m looking forward to a few days off work, lots of good food, and more naps than usual, and hopefully I’ll head into December feeling recharged!
I’m linking up with the Weekly Wrap, sponsored by Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin. I can’t wait to find a few minutes this week and get inspired by everyones autumn races and Turkey Trots