This week I focused on running and upped my miles. I realized I could hit 100 miles for the month if I put in roughly 30 miles between March 24 and 31. I am happy to say at the end of this past week, I have hit that goal! Any miles I do today will be bonus.
Monday- 4.25 miles easy with Sven, the treadmill. My hamstrings were super sore from Sunday’s strength workout (darn backwards lunges!). We’re talking the kind of sore where you go to sit down and the last foot between your butt and the chair turns into a free fall. The kind of sore where you walk like a zombie when you first get out of the car after driving two hours (which I did on Monday, twice). That kind of sore. So I took it nice and easy, got my muscles good and warm, and stretched a lot afterwards.
Plus I really wanted to watch the second episode of Crisis that was on our DVR. I’m hooked on that show! Anyone else watching it?
Tuesday- Another 4.25 easy miles with Sven, this time while watching Believe (the show that comes on before Crisis!). My legs were still super sore, so I wanted to stick to an easy treadmill run. Plus it snowed outside and I just didn’t feel like going out in the cold.
My poor daffodils got snowed on. Oh and I refuse to take down my winter garden flag, which happens to double as my Christmas garden flag, until spring officially arrives. Lady bugs would just look weird with all this snow.
Wednesday- 6.2 mile run at Bisset Park. I decided to brave the freezing cold and wind to get a run in outside on some pavement. I ended up deciding to push it during this run, and it ended up turning into a progression run. My overall average pace was 9:20/mile and my splits were: 9:50, 9:29, 9:21, 9:19, 9:14, 8:58, and 1:40 for the last 0.2. Interestingly enough, I was only roughly 30 seconds off of my 10K PR.
This was a tough run for me and I’m glad I pushed through. I kept telling myself “I can do hard things” and “I won’t back down.” It’s a little discouraging that a 9:20/mile average pace felt so difficult to maintain. But this was also my fifth day in a row working out, for a total of about 21 miles of running.
Thursday- Easy 4.25 miles on the treadmill. My legs were a bit tired from Wednesday’s run, but I decided to pick it up during the final mile for a fast finish. My “in-flight entertainment” for today was Smokey and the Bandit. If you’ve never seen that movie, your need to ASAP!
Friday- Rest day.
Saturday- I had planned on doing my long run on some trails, but it absolutely poured all day long. Instead, I stayed inside and did the Jillian Michaels Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism DVD workout.
Sunday- The weekend started off with big plans for a long trail run on Saturday. Then it rained all day Saturday. Initially, I decided to move my trail run to Sunday, but then I realized the trails would be a sloppy mess after it poured all day the day before. So instead, I decided to do my long run on the Dora and New River Trails instead. But then we had 30-40 mph winds and light snow. So my weekend, which started with plans of a trail run, turned into a long run on the treadmill. I got in 10 miles while watching some DVR’ed TV shows.
Total Miles: 28.95 miles