Time to run – not to blog

I have been busy lately. Why do we allow ourselves to work so much? It seems like everyone is working their lives away. I don’t live to work, but unfortunately I have to work to make a living.

In order to get my miles in I have had to cut back on some hobbies. My blogging has taken a hit, but my training is going well.

Here is a quick update. My long run is up to 15 miles and I have started to mix in some speed workouts. It’s not exactly blazing speed, but it’s a good start. Tonight, I had an 8 mile workout. I did a 1 mile warm up then 5 miles of 1/2 mile intervals as follows – 7:40, 7:20, 6:50, 7:40, 7:20, 6:50, 7:40, 7:20, 6:50, 7:40 – followed by one mile at 6:50 and a 1 mile cool down.

I have been pretty lax with my workouts so far. I have been focusing on mileage goals and strength training. This weekend I plan to finalize my training schedule and layout the next three months of workouts. Maybe I’ll get it posted.


4 thoughts on “Time to run – not to blog

  1. I’ve been thinking a lot about this kind of thing, especially the first two lines of your post. It’s a never ending circle with me. I LOVE to run and want to just travel the world and run all the races essentially. However, you need money to do this. So you get a job. But you can only take a certain amount of time off from said job. Thus limiting the actual time off to run. But running ultimately makes me happy; and not being able to do the races because of work is frustrating. A never ending circle!

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