Return To Higher Volume Running

by Bryan on 11/28/2016 at 3:17 AM in Health and Fitness

I was able to take advantage of the Thanksgiving holiday (and having extra family around) to get in some longer than normal runs this past week. I didn’t really start the week off with high mileage in mind, rather, I was just hoping to get back to some consistent training and perhaps burn a few extra calories. As it turned out, I burned a lot of extra calories—and good thing, too, because I consumed my fair share, on my way to 45 miles on the week.

While I might not hit 45 miles again in upcoming weeks, I do hope to be able to continue getting out for some longer runs. I really do enjoy getting the extended time out there, especially now that we’re finally experiencing some cooler weather in Texas. In case you’re curious, here’s what the week looked like:

  • Monday: 5 miles
  • Tuesday: 4 miles (tempo intervals)
  • Wednesday: 6 miles
  • Thursday: 8 miles
  • Friday: 8 miles
  • Saturday: 4 miles (felt good up to 3.5 miles, then the fatigue of the previous 2 days hit hard)
    • Also did some upper body strength training (need to get back to this being a regular thing)
  • Sunday: 10 miles (felt great!)

So what’s next? Well, as I mentioned, I do hope to keep getting out for some longer runs on a consistent basis. Beyond that, I desperately need to clean up my diet and drop some weight that I’ve picked up over the past 2.5 years. Perhaps I’ll start looking for some races, too.