Monday was rest day and I took full advantage. I got my hair cut and I felt like a new person! Sure, I didn't get a lot cut off, but just a little bit made me feel so much better! I also took an hour nap, which was amazing.
2 mile warm up
14 x 400m (1:45, 1:48, 1:45, 1:45, 1:45, 1:45, 1:43, 1:43. 1:43, 1:44, 1:41, 1:41, 1:38, 1:40)
1 mile cool down
8.1 miles total
Wednesday was a beautiful day! Like in the 50s beautiful! I had to get out there and run. I did five miles with strides in each mile. I felt like I could run forever. That is truly my perfect temperature. I was shocked at the 8:34 average pace. I did not feel like I was moving that quickly!
Thursday was my next rest day and it was nice to turn off my brain for a little bit. I caught up on some tv, did some laundry and just had some me time. We had a lot of rain too so my head was not feeling the best. A cold front was rolling through.
Friday was just a total fail. I had nine miles on tap with some marathon pace miles thrown in. I got three miles in to my run and noticed that there was water on the trail. I was running down towards the North Shore and didn't realize how much rain we actually had the day before. At the three mile mark I had to turn around. The trail was completely under water. I was really mad I had to cut my miles short. I did still get six miles in with a 8:53 average pace.
|Note the water.|
I am thrilled with how I am progressing, pace wise, but this run did not feel good. At all. My stomach felt pretty terrible and by the end my energy was just wiped out. I shouldn't be shocked since this is my highest weekly mileage in over a year, but it was.
Weekly Total: 32.1 miles
January Total: 68.3 miles
Halfway through the month and I have almost 70 miles! This is just crazy to me. Despite Sunday's run, I have felt really good. I can't believe I have finished six weeks of training!! I'm starting to feel so much better about everything and getting really excited!
Did you have any weird weather last week? How did you adapt?