June 26, 2014
If there is one thing you absolutely must do while training, have a regular sleep schedule and make sure you sleep enough. As a teenager, I know I have no excuse to not get 8+ hours of shut-eye every night in the summer, but… it’s summer and I’m a teenager. I like to stay up talking to friends or playing video games or writing or reading, etc. Of course, every morning I have to wake up, I regret staying up. The run won’t feel as good and it will feel worse when you’re trying to bump up your base mileage like I am.
Sleeping 8+ hours a night sounds easy, but for some reason I’ve been having a hard time doing it. It’s something I’m going to have to discipline myself to do from now on (along with eating healthier, but that’s another topic). Maybe the soreness will actually go away and I won’t feel like sleeping on the run 😉
As far actual running goes, the calf soreness and shin pain has gone away so I’m back to actual running everyday opposed to cross training days. I get to take Sunday off this week and the week should add up to about 40-45 miles after Saturday, which is still below normal, but I’m still getting there. Running around the neighborhood sucks because I’ve been running the same routes for six years now, but the trails never get old. Next week, I’m looking to hit at least 50 miles. We’ll see what happens.