Weekly Workouts 12/7-12/13: Lots Of Short Runs

Since I have no training plan at all right now and I'm pretty much just running whatever I feel like, I've ended up doing short runs more frequently. This has also been giving me opportunities to test out my new Altras. I don't feel like I've had enough time to really decide if I like them or not; so far I think they are just ok. Here's how the week of workouts looked:

Sunday: 2.51 miles in Altras

sunday

Monday: 5.02 miles @ 8:23 pace, core work

Tuesday: 3.6 miles @ 8:35 pace  PM: Yoga

tuesday

Wednesday: 3 miles on treadmill, Body Pump   PM: 2.06 miles in Altras

wednesday

Thursday: 4.15 miles @ 8:48 pace, core work

thursday

Friday: 3.31 miles @ 7:58 pace

 Saturday: 11.1 miles @ 9:09 pace

saturday

Total: 34.75 miles

The weather this week was less than ideal. Tuesday was cold and rainy, and Wednesday and Thursday were REALLY windy. It was a little cold the other days, but compared to the rain and wind, I didn't mind the cold at all!

It was nice to get my mileage back up a little while still keeping each run at 5 miles or less. However, I'm staring to feel a little lost without a training plan! I'll probably do similar runs next week and then who knows what the holidays will bring. Hopefully I'll come up with a plan to follow in January!

How were your workouts last week?

How do you decide how much you will run/what your workout will be if you're not following a training plan?

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30 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts 12/7-12/13: Lots Of Short Runs

  1. Lots of running for you! Short distances are not a bad thing now. Funny to see how things turn when there's no plan. Not sure when I'll be putting a long run back in. I might start with 10 next sat but probably won't go much higher than that.

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Most days this week I went out not sure how far I would run and then if the weather wasn't ideal I just figured I would cut it short. I couldn't resist a longer run yesterday since the weather was finally nice!

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  2. I do really well without a plan - I kinda just go with how I feel which over time, seems to bump up my daily miles without really thinking about it. Each day I wake up and just see what I feel up for and go with it. Sometimes I go to bed thinking elliptical tomorrow but then wake up and change my mind. I find this works for me because I don't feel forced into anything.
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I wish I could be more comfortable doing that! This week I would head out with no exact distance in mind and then if the wind or rain or cold bothered me, I just cut it short and went home. Not a bad thing for now, and its nice to have the flexibility now that its winter!

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  3. I am with Meredith on doing well without a plan - but you already know that :)

    It is funny all of the different things I have learned in the last 2.5+ years of being a 'social runner' ... including that I am not exactly typical in that the only motivation I need to get out and run every day ... is that I love to get out and run every day 😉
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      And I think that is what is the most important! It is really rare that I don't want to run or don't have motivation. Its more that I feel lost without having a guideline of how many miles to run. Lately Ive been slow getting out the door in the morning so between that and some of the bad weather days, I was forced to run a little less than usual. But it wasn't a bad thing at all!

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  4. You would never know from the pictures that the weather was bad. Looks like you had a great week of workouts. I always have a general plan of what I want to fit in during the week, but often move the days around as I need to depending on my schedue and how I feel. Have a great Sunday!
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      The pictures are so deceiving:) I usually just pick what day I''ll do something besides run (like yoga or weights) and then kind of plan around that, along with how much time I have. Enjoy the rest of your day!:)

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      That sounds like a reasonable plan! Also gives you some flexibility with rest days.

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  5. Since I've been injured, I start running and just feel how my knee is doing. I'm not training for anything, but I'm having fun finding the joy of running again. Running while injured felt like such a chore.
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      That makes sense and sounds smart! Better to listen to your body than do too much too soon and set yourself back even more!

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  6. The first picture of the boats in the harbor is absolutely stunning!!! Your pictures make me so happy each week :)
    I only got in two runs this week because of the snowstorm and finals, but they were great. Yesterday's was hard because of all the snow/ice on the sidewalks, but it was really fun and challenging too!
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Thanks!! Great job getting those runs in with so many other things going on!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I always ask myself that with spring races when I need to train through Jan and Feb! At least it forces you to get your runs in:)

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  7. Hi Lisa! This is my first time stopping by Running Out of Wine. Cute name! I'm a personal trainer and group fitness instructor, but not much of a runner just to run. I do get some mileage in while teaching BODYATTACK (and I'm so glad you like BODYPUMP, because I teach that too!) though. Looks like you have great views for your runs, which I'm sure makes them go by quicker. My workouts last week were good, in fact I always write about them in my Monday post. I do six days on, one day off, with an equal amount of cardio and strength. With all your running, I hope you hit a foam roller every once in a while. Happy Sunday!!
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Hi, thanks for stopping by! I love group fitness and used to take classes more often but now I just can't resist running all the time:) Body attack is so challenging! I haven't been there in years. Your schedule sounds really great. Oh and I am obsessed with my foam roller! I really can't go even a day without spending at least a few minutes on there!
      Enjoy the rest of your day!

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  8. It's always funny to me how different training can look when you are training for something specific versus when you're just running :) The 11 miles must have been nice! I love long runs when they are just long because that's what you want to do, not because you have to do them. I normally feel so much more pressure for my long runs when I'm training because I want them to go a specific way and feel a specific way. I hope your weather gets better!
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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      It was really nice to go out and just run however much I felt like! I was thinking 10 miles, and then just added on a bit at the end. The weather this week is looking a bit better so that would be a nice change!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      Thats what Im thinking too! Im trying to decide when to start training for my next 1/2- probably January 4th:)

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      I haven't done more than 2.5 miles in mine and there is nothing wrong with them but I just don't love them. They feel really big on my feet. Im gonna wear them a few more times and may take them back if I just can't get my mileage up in them.

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  9. I had a really busy week so it was lots of short runs. 5Ks and quick circuits plus a mile for my #RWRunStreak! It has been a little refreshing especially since the weather has been rainy and cold!

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    1. runningoutofwine@runningoutofwine.com

      That's exactly how I felt about it! Its nice to not be "training" and under pressure to run certain mileage.

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