I started a new running strategy last week, courtesy of the hubby. I've been having a hard time getting into my training and maintaining a decent pace, so he suggested I aim for running without stopping. He told me just run and if I could only go 20 or 25 minutes, just stop there. Then next time, aim for a longer run. So far it's been working out pretty well. My first nonstop run was that Monday (technically supposed to be on last week's recap) with 2.7 miles at a 9:53 pace. I actually only stopped because I ran out of time (can't be late for work!)
My weekday runs are for going nonstop, where as my weekend runs are purely for distance. I'm also adding some push ups and sit ups in there while I figure out a new plan for some strength training. I'm losing upper body muscle mass, so I need to fix that. I'm also stretching everyday.
Tues: push ups, sit ups
Wed: 1 mile (I also discovered today that 30 mins is not enough time for my food to settle, hence the sort run.)
Thurs: push ups, sit ups
Fri: 3.1 miles
Sun: 8.2 miles (missed my best 10k time by 5 seconds!)
Mon: push ups, sit ups
This weekend I go on my second back-to-back run days to train for Dumbo with 3 miles Saturday and 6 on Sunday.
Do you have a running strategy? Are you an interval kind of person or do you like to run straight through?