|Here are my feet. And my formerly clean shoes.|
Happy Monday! Time for the Weekly Review linkup with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin. My training cycle focuses on the Broke Man's Winter Warm Up (7.5 miler) and the Naples Half Marathon. You can read about each race in Week 1's recap.
WEEK OF Dec 7–13
|A goofy fortune cookie from Monday|
Tuesday: 6.2 miles, 9:04 pace (lots of stops for photos)
Wednesday: 5 miles, 8:56 pace
Thursday: 1 mile, 8:44
Friday: 3 miles, 8:50 pace
Saturday: 3.1 miles, 9:44 pace
Sunday: 2.7 mile, 9:07 pace
I'm writing this recap from the Evanston Public Library just north of Chicago. Alex and I are on a little mini trip. (By the way: someone is snoring loudly near me. I'm on the quiet study floor.)
|Antrim Lake on a hot morning.|
My legs felt like lead this week. Monday was one of my coldest runs of the month (about 35 degrees), but I didn't have to stop for traffic, so at least I kept my body temp up. On Tuesday I ran after work and found a few more items for #RunChatHunt. Wednesday's run was also after work, my strongest run of the week, and only required quick stops for traffic. Thursday was one of my slowest mile days for a while, mainly due to my super tired legs after Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Rounding out my weekday runs, I woke up late on Friday so I almost skipped a mile of my run, but after I finished 2 I figured I'd better do one more, even if it meant I'd be late for work (no one notices on Friday).
My long run was supposed to be 8 miles on Saturday. I met up with my friend Angie for 3-4 miles, figuring I'd do the rest after. Wowee, we were both unprepared for the heat and humidity! At 8:20am it was already 67 degrees and super sticky. We ran 3 miles while chatting and both felt terrible. I took a few photos of the lake and decided to go run errands before places closed... I thought I'd finish my miles later in the day, but somehow it never happened. Whoops.
|My poor shoe! (It was worth it)|
Even though I didn't finished my long run, I was only .8 mile short on my weekly distance. I've never had a plan with a 6 miler in the middle of the week, so that will take some getting used to. Remember, I'm used to running 3 times a week so this new plan is kicking my butt. BUT I am seeing the results. If I can remember what the good runs feel like, I'm hoping to power through the tough ones. (Easier said than done!)
Goodness, the sun sets so early here. Time to get back out and explore Evanston.
Are you enjoying the warmer than normal weather or looking forward to a cool down?
Stupid question: do those of you from the South get any snow... ?