As I mentioned earlier, I joined Team Tough Chik in January. I’m not sure exactly why I joined, other than the shirt was cute and I like their philosophy. As it turns out, it’s a group of women from all walks of life. We are all different ages from different parts of the country. We are young and old. Some run, some do triathlons, one woman rock climbs (holy cow!) What I found (and had no idea I’d find) was a wonderfully supportive group of women who are willing to discuss everything from menopause to injuries to fashion while running. One of the TC’s came up with the idea of a weekly “Riddle me this?” question for those of us who blog to answer if we feel like it.
This week’s question: What running rule do you break?
Me? I don’t follow the rules when it comes to mileage increase. I’m all over the place. One week I’ll run 19 miles, the next I’ll run 27. My long run one week might be 6 miles and the next it will be 10. I’m even an RRCA certified coach, so I know better than to do this. But, I’ve been running for a long time and I’m really good at listening to my body. (OK, I might hear what it has to say and ignore it, but I hear it LOL). Do I ever plan to follow the rule of no more than 10% mileage increase per week? Maybe if I run another marathon. Otherwise, I’m likely to keep running whatever mileage makes me happy, with the general goal of hitting at least 20 miles per week and working my way up to a half marathon in Vibrams. (Eeek!)
In other running news, yesterday I ran 5 miles while I was figuring out a route for a new local race. It was interesting to run an area and look at it with the thought of 1000 runners going down the road. Certainly very different way of running an area. Wouldn’t it be cool to actually do that for a job LOL?
Today, I’m going for a run with my dad in honor of Sherry. Tomorrow is a rest day, so I’ll be thinking of her on my run today (honestly, I’ve been thinking of her on all my runs lately as I always run alone).
Sunday I plan to race the Love the Run You’re with 5k. My plan was to run hard enough to puke at the finish line, but now they are calling for ice and snow the night before. This might mean my plan is to not fall on my a$$. We’ll see.
Run on friends! The weekend is nearly here.