This week kicked last week’s ASS! In the running department anyway. I totally dropped the ball on doing any kind of strength or cross-training though. Oh well. We can’t have it all, right? haha
Monday – Rest day. Nada
Tuesday – I was off work Tuesday and I had planned to cram a lot into that day, including going to the gym. I ran 6 easy miles and I walked the dogs 2 more, but the gym never happened. And it’s funny because as I sit here on Sunday writing this, I can’t remember why.
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – 6 miles, 3 at tempo pace. It was FREEZING!!!!! I went from running in a tee shirt and shorts on Tuesday to cold gear tights and long sleeves and gloves on Thursday. Cold-weather running is my absolute favorite, but I guess I need time to acclimate to that too because I was chilled to the freakin’ bone the rest of the night. It took two hours in my fleece lounge pants and sweatshirt with my fuzzy robe on under a fluffy blanket drinking hot chocolate to warm up!
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 6 x 400. NAILED IT. One of the intervals was at 5K pace, and the other 5 were well below it. The last one was over a minute faster than goal pace. I have no idea where that came from. None. Reassessing goal pace. Also, walked dogs 1.5 miles.
Sunday – Ahhhhhhhhh redemption. Last week’s attempt at 11 miles was a disaster, and I ended up cutting it short to 9 miles. Today i ran 11 miles, nonstop, no fuel, effortlessly, and at a decent pace. I desperately needed that mental boost. It was cold, it was raining, and I loved every single minute of it. It rained the entire day, so my poor doggies didn’t get walked again Sunday. That was by their choice though. They had zero interest in even going outside long enough to pee. They each held a 10-hour piss to avoid going outside. Fucking princesses. haha
Things are about to get pretty tricky because I’m losing my help at work. That means longer days and 6 days a week, but I’m gonna try my damnedest to keep some sort of semblance of a training plan.
Monday – Rest or easy spin
Tuesday – 6 easy + strength
Wednesday – Rest (It’s D’s birthday!)
Thursday – 6 easy
Friday – 6 x 400
Saturday – Spin + Strength + walk
Sunday – 12 miles + walk
And squeeze in walks with the dogs as many days as possible during lunch. This getting dark early shit SUCKS!!!