Its almost 2016 friends, are you ready?!? Im gearing up for back to back half marathons to ring in the new year what are you doing?
Its been a weird training week with more runs than I normally do, lets talk about it 😀
Tuesday: 45 minute recovery run at a really slow pace which turned out to be 12:30min/mile pace. Goal was 11:30 but I was really exhausted and was happy to just get up and out of bed. Ugh I cannot WAIT to sleep in this weekend and really rest. PS—this heat in winter is STUPID. Why am I wearing shorts a few days before Christmas. That night 15 minute stretch and foam roll.
Wednesday: 30 minute core class with more emphasis on lower abs. Feeling a little stronger than I used to with core so yay!!! 10 minutes stretching and foam rolling that night.
Thursday: 45 minute run with 8×60 second repeats at a little faster than 5k pace. I ran in my new Hokas to get used to them which made my feet a little stiff and my legs felt heavy from just being exhausted. It was pretty hot today (like over 80 degrees) so breathing was harder than normal. Ended with 4 miles in 41:39 at 10:20 pace which I was really happy with. This was the first time doing repeats for so long. The 7th one was really rough and I stopped for a minute to catch my breath (seriosuly yall it was so hot) and finished strong. Great way to prep for all the Christmas eating that was going to happen 🙂 Did a DIY tape job on my foot since it started hurting a little again. I look super fancy right.
Friday: Off and Merry Christmas!!! PS—Its been a year since I got my camera and I finally figured out how to get the amazing glow of Christmas lights. Que the angels singing.
Saturday: 1hr 45min run at easy pace. Foot started hurting around mile 5 and had to walk a little and stop a few times to rest the foot. I was running in my new shoes again so that may have added to the issue. I got lost a little as well since my running buddy split off before the nature trail (I’ve only run in there twice before so I dont know my way) which slowed me down trying to figure my way back. I found my way and ran past the dragon. Since no one was with me this time I felt no shame in taking a selfie 🙂 Ended with 8.35 miles with 12:20min mile. This was supposed to be an easy run but at an 11:30 pace. With all this crap plus the heat and humidity Im glad with how this run went. Granted I would have liked to have a better pace but when the temps get over 75 its hard to get a faster pace out of me. 10 minutes stretching and foam rolling that night.
Sunday: Original plan was 3 miles but I got rained out. When I started it was sprinkling which is ok but about the half way point it was pouring and starting to thunder. I was at a point where it was either turn back or keep going and possibly get stranded if lightning came. I decided to turn around since I was with the pups and they didnt look happy about the rain either. Ended with 1.75 miles at 12 ish pace. This was supposed to be a recovery slow run anyway so no worries with the slow pace. I was sad to end the run early but happy for the rain that means the cold weather is coming back. 10 minutes stretching, foam rolling, back stretches that night.
Monday: 3 running days in a row! Sheesh! All the rest I got this weekend really paid off. 3.25 miles at 10:30 pace yay! A lot cooler today than the rest of the runs this week but there was a pretty strong headwind for most of the run. Overall this was a much better run than the previous 2 and had a pretty solid time. I was going to go to core class as well today but I ended up having a meeting at work and lunch bought for us (Salata for the win). I was a bad person and didnt stretch or foam roll tonight either. I really just wanted to be a vegetable when i got home so thats what I did.
For those of you counting thats 5 runs in 1 week!!! Thats 2 more than what I used to do and 1 more than what I normally do now with the coach. No wonder I didnt move from the couch save to do said runs and eat / restroom breaks.
CHIME IN!!! How are your workouts going? Ever been so exhausted you sleep all day and can still sleep that night? Do you run in the rain?