The odd weather continues, with almost a week of springlike running that melted literally all of the two feet of snow we got last week. Since we’re scheduled to cool off tomorrow, it’s a blessing that the snow melted and won’t turn into a glare of ice but it’s still odd to have 40 degree temps at the end of December.
Monday: 6 mile golf course run with striders in the last mile.
Tuesday: 5 mile fartlek workout. 2 by 5 at T pace, 2 by 2 at T+ and 2 by 1 at I pace. Ran out of my inhaler so a little wheezy but a good workout regardless. Lifted legs afterward.
Wednesday: 4.25 mile run in the rain. Miserable weather!
Thursday: 9.1 mile run around the Fort. Lifted arms at home.
Friday: 4 mile fartlek dog run. New glute routine afterward.
Saturday: 4 mile run between studying and the wedding. Legs pretty tired from the glute work on Friday.
Sunday: 10 mile long run with Will. Arms afterward.
Total: 42.4 miles
Almost a legitimate week of running! I’m really happy with getting in that much lifting and starting up small workouts again. I’m still debating what I want 2015 to look like but I’m starting to move out of maintenance phase into basebuilding and feel really strong and almost mentally ready to grind out workouts again. Somehow I got roped into running a 5K on New Year’s Day, so look forward to the glorious recap of a race distance I haven’t trained for in 8 years on top of red wine.
How was your holiday week of running? Anyone else running a race on New Years Day?