Sorry for the diatribe.
87%. A solid, above average (no matter what scale you use) effort we would all agree? Good.
Then I had a solid, above average week of running last week. Schedule called for 32 miles and I ran 87% of that amount, or 27.8. Most importantly though, I learned some things, most of which fall under the I'm not doing all that I can to give myself a chance to succeed category:
- I need to get more consistent sleep.
- I'm not eating good enough throughout the day
- I'm definitely not refueling correctly after runs, especially after hard, quality runs that are on my schedule now.
- I'm not doing enough ancillary work (foam roller, strengthening, etc).
- I've totally abandoned any other form of workout besides running.
So what am I going to do with all of this knowledge you ask? I've already made on small change to re-incorporate some general hip/leg strengthening back into my regimen and I'm working on adding back in some of the other things that have fallen to the wayside - slowly. I'm trying to avoid throwing so much stuff at myself that I can't get it all done. Add one thing each week and then build on it.
One thing I'm working on this week? Lights out at 10 pm. I'll let you know how it goes.