Weekly Total: 39 miles
- Monday 11/30 (Rest)
- Tuesday 12/1 (5 miles Easy)
Today was our “After” mile test for my running class – we timed ourselves in the beginning of the year (September) and now was our chance to see if we’d improved! I don’t really think that using the mile as a baseline makes sense because we didn’t focus on speedwork, but I improved anyway – 7:05 this time versus 7:42 in September. Quite an improvement! I warmed up and cooled down by running to class and back.
5.2 miles / 47:00 / 9:03
- Wednesday 12/2 (8 miles Tempo)
A little bit of pain in my left foot – probably because I didn’t stretch very well after the mile on Tuesday :( I made sure to stretch out super well after this run, and did my favorite Runner’s Yoga routine. The track was packed! ROTC was practicing and there were tons of local runners there as well.
7.5 miles / 1:12:00 / 9:35
- Thursday 12/3 (6 miles Marathon Pace)
Our last PE class! I ran 5 miles beforehand to get my miles in for the day and then headed to class (a little late…. whoops) and did the PACER test. If you don’t know what that is, count yourself lucky. I did improve, though, which is nice! And after running 5 miles, too!
Then we did a great core workout with a stability ball. We ended up laughing too hard to stay on the balls, but we did get a few good workouts in. And I learned new exercises to do with my stability ball! Success.
On a less successful note, I had two tests today and they were rough. Luckily everyone else thought so too, so I am guessing I didn’t do as bad as I thought I did, but it never feels good to get a low grade on a test, even if the average was lower.
6 miles / 55:00 / 9:09
- Friday 12/4 (Rest)
Sleeping in and resting :) Did yoga and felt great!
- Saturday 12/5 (14 miles – long run)
I did it! Snow and all.
14 miles / 2:19:00 / 9:55
- Sunday 12/6 (6 miles Easy)
I didn’t go out with CTRC today :( Call me a wimp buy icy trails do not sound like fun. Maybe someday! I slept in and did my 6 mile loop instead. For some reason my recovery runs always feel harder than my long runs… Is that true for anyone else or am I just weird? I’ll do some yoga and weights later, but for now I’m off to the grocery. I need more greek yogurt!
I saw some ducks on my run today – I’ll post the picture as soon as I upload it!
6 miles / 58:00 / 9:51
This week felt great. I think I am going to try to introduce some speedwork next week! Since I don’t have running class anymore I’ll have a bit more control over my running schedule.
Happy running, everyone!