This past week sure was a busy one, as the last full week before Christmas! I was still able to get in my workouts, as part of week 5 of base training, for the most part. Here’s a recap of last week’s workouts, as part of the Weekly Wrap linkup hosted by MissSippiPiddlin’ and HoHo Runs.
Monday – 3 mile easy run with ‘Sven’ the treadmill in the morning.
Tuesday – Strength training in the morning: 10 minute abs and a lunge/squat circuit.
Wednesday – 5 mile hill run in the evening after work on the treadmill. I included 6 quarter mile hill repeats and one final half mile hill repeat. I had to do this workout in the evening because I would not get my butt out of bed in the morning, even though I was awake. For whatever reason I just laid there. I was not happy with myself in the evening for doing that, but it is what it is and the run got done. 🙂
Thursday – Rest. Normally Fridays are my rest days, but I moved it to Thursday to adjust my schedule for our weekend travel plans.
Friday – 12 mile long trail run at our nearby state park. It was in the upper 30’s and pretty windy, but overall a really great day for a long trail run.
This run was a bit of a victory for me. After what happened last week, with my encounter with that dog during my long run, I had some anxiety about getting back out there by myself. But the only way to overcome that fear is to face it head on. The sooner, the better, too. So I did.
Although I did feel a bit fearsome at times during my run, especially towards the end of it for some reason, it went well. The only bad thing that happened was that two of the trails I wanted to run on were closed. This park is a smaller one, so that meant I had to run a loop trail a little over three times, and another point to point trail six times. But that’s alright. They do such a great job keeping the trails nice, so I don’t mind when they close them for maintenance!
Saturday – Mostly a rest day. Barry and I traveled down to his parents house on Friday evening to visit for Christmas.
I didn’t run or technically do a workout, but I did walk the dogs up and down their very steep driveway numerous times throughout the day. It’s a good leg workout!
Sunday – Cross training: I did a 30 Day Shred Level 2 workout in the evening after we got home. I followed the workout on my computer while watching Christmas Vacation on TV and with the living room only lit with Christmas lights.
Total Miles: 20 miles (about 4 shy of what I planned, but such is life!)
How was your week last week?
Do you travel for the holidays?