I was supposed to run 4 miles today. Hmm…
I had actually not felt like doing it all day but I thought it was just because I was doubting myself or just being lazy.
But when I left work, I actually felt really good and had my route all planned out, so I was ready to go!
Then, as soon as that cold air hit me as I walked outside, I said “Uh, no!” I chickened out!
I ended up visiting an old friend I hadn’t seen in a loooong time.
I did the elliptical trainer for 45 minutes!
I felt like I went pretty slow, but I had it on the “fat burning” program, so the resistance was intense. But I noticed that I did not burn as many calories as I normally would. I thought it was just this machine, but apparently it is a big ol’ fitness fallacy!
I’m glad I still got a workout in today, even if it wasn’t a 4 mile run. I just wasn’t feeling it today and I’ve found that it’s always better to go with your gut.
I’m starting to think that this program has me running too many days per week. I think I’d be more comfortable at 3 or 4 days/week (as opposed to 5), I just need to figure out the miles spread.
It’s not that I can’t run 5 days a week. In fact, I have felt pretty good, no soreness or anything lately. It’s just that mental burnout I am afraid of. I don’t want to get tired of running!
I haven’t been able to do a long run on a Saturday in a few weeks now and this week isn’t looking much better. We are expecting more snow!
Runner: How many days a week do you run? Mileage?