Santa’s coming!!! Santa’s coming!!! Oh my gosh I know him!!! A little elf humor for you. Its Christmas week and Christmas is on a Sunday so it threw my schedule off a little but its ok I worked for those Christmas calories!
Tuesday: 600 meter pick-ups today. It wasn’t the best form but I got 5 repeats in for an 8:30 pace respectively. Ended with 4.26 miles and an average pace of 10:34. Did I mention how much I love running in the cold. 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night. Crazy hair day today what!!!
Wednesday: Rest day! Well rest day from running I still had workouts to do and that was Blogilaties core videos. I did a little of everything and felt the burn!! Love blogilaties 🙂 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
Thursday: 10 minute warm up, and 2 10 minute temp runs with 2 minutes rest between each set and finished with a 10 minute cool down. My coach had a 50 minute workout with an average pace of 9:10. I don’t know what she was thinking because based on simple math and the pace she asked me to do (9:30) there was no way I was going to hit either of those number. Little things like this really annoy me, if you cant get a simple workout uploaded correctly how are you going to be my overall training right. Sorry, rant over. Ended with each tempo at 9:30 and 9:17 respectively. 4 miles with an average pace of 10:33. Oh and PS—its almost 70 degrees again here. Yeah, why, in winter, am I still able to wear a tank top and shorts. GIVE ME THE COLD WEATHER!
Friday: And now for something completely different…for the first time in probably 6 months, I have a Friday morning run. It was nasty and misting and Im pretty sure I have shin splints and ugh but I made my butt get out of the house and do 5 miles for an average pace of 11:06. Who wants to switch legs with me, preferably a pair that has run a half marathon and has no injuries k, thanks! 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses and icing that night.
Saturday: Im dreading today’s run because hello 80 degrees in December! Luckily my friend and fellow runner Amy is joining me for the last 8 miles of my 18 mile run. The fact that someone is meeting you at a certain time to run a certain distance has its way of motivating you 🙂 The first 10 miles of the run went ok, it was hot and humid but I had plenty of water. Once I joined up with Amy the heat got worse, the sun came out and it was overall miserable. Luckily Amy is really good at distracting me so there were only a few times I wanted to quit but never actually did. I did have to take a few stop breaks to cool down and had to adjust my run/walk intervals to 10 and 1:30 instead of 10 and 1. At the end though I finished all 18 miles and was able to walk that day. I took a nice long epsom salt with essential oil bath after the run. I only got to rest for about an hour though then it was time to make pie, gnocchi and Christmas Eve service. 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night. Oh and I had a grapefruit mimosa after the run, you know to help with recovery and all that 😉
Sunday: MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I hope you are having a great time with your loved ones, I know i sure am. No stretching or anything today I was too busy running around as Christmas host 🙂
Monday: And another week where my coach posts a run for Monday but doesn’t post said run until Monday…so I missed the run. I would say I’m upset I missed a training run but seriously coach get your mess together. I’m not going to rant about this right now but I’m very upset with the way my coach has been handling these last few months and don’t plan on continuing training with her past what I’ve already paid for. 15 minutes stretching / foam rolling / yoga poses that night.
CHIME IN!!! How was your Christmas? Did you get your runs in for the week? Do you like running with or without another person?