I officially have run 365 Days in a Row. It feels kind of cool until I realize I want to get Year 2 started and get going.
Year 1 By The Numbers:
- Miles: 1,464.91 (4.01 miles/day)
- Pace: 7:24/mile
- Races: 8 Half-Marathons, 1 10-Miler, 1 5K.
- Shoes Worn: Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 34 and 35, Nike Air Zoom Structure 21, Nike Air Zoom Vomero 11 and 13, Nike Zoom Fly, Nike Vaporfly 4%, Nike Flyknit Epic React.
First Two weeks of a new “Season” really messes with your Flow
Whether it is transitioning from summer to fall, fall to winter, winter to spring, spring to the first unbearable heat of the year my first two weeks in any new season seem to take a hit. Mentally I’m weak and just saying “F— This” or my pace gets significantly slower. Part of it is when I’m in the colder part of the year I don’t like to run as much outside. I end up doing a shorter run outside and then try to get more mileage on a treadmill.
I do better on days where I Double Dip:
I feel stronger on the second leg of a second workout if I had a workout earlier in the day. Whether it’s getting a long run in or a weightlifting workout in, I just feel like my legs are fresh and energized ready to get the second workout in.
I need to find a running group – bad.
If anyone has any recommendations for running groups, let me know. I think this is going to be integral if I’m going to try to complete my running bucket list.
It’s help me find a renewed competitive spirit.
Starting June 1st, I’m beginning my journey to qualify for Boston Marathon 2019 and 2020. Also, it’s renewed my excitement to look for other races (schedule permitting) and get into Spartan Races and Crossfit.
It keeps me relaxed and less stressed.
I have a very regimented schedule with work and school. Running prevents me from going completely bonkers and keeps me addicted to something beneficial.