This morning, I discovered my calling as a Chipmunk Rescuer. I was running past a house when I saw a cat in the yard holding something in its mouth. It saw me, got scared, dropped what it was holding, and ran away toward the house. Then, a chipmunk ran away from the same spot in the opposite direction. I hope both animals can be happy now.
This is just a quick post about last week’s training. Last week was Week 2 of Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 (non-)marathon training plan. I have nothing much to say, except that I felt it went well and I am feeling ready for the plan to start increasing the distance of the Wednesday runs, which it does starting in week 3. I’m also glad I was able to get real cross-training in on Sunday instead of just taking a walk. I don’t know how often that will happen because I am still set on saving money by not having a gym membership.
Tuesday: run 3.19 miles
Wednesday: run 3.06 miles
Thursday: run 3.07 miles + lower-body strength training at home with just my bodyweight (I was actually sore the next day!)
Saturday: run 7.06 miles – I wrote about this here.
Sunday: 30min elliptical + 30min upper-body weights
Total running for the week: 16.38 miles (0.01 more than last week, haha.)
Are you training for anything? Like I said before, I’m just using this plan in an attempt to safely build mileage and get healthy before training for spring races. I have a few races this summer, but I’m just running them for fun. 🙂