|Photos from Monday|
Welcome to another Weekly Review linkup with Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin. My training cycle focuses on the Broke Man's Winter Warm Up 7 miler (this Sunday!) and the Paradise Coast Half Marathon. You can read about each race in Week 1's recap.
Week of Jan 4 – 10
Monday: 4 miles, 9:01 pace
Tuesday: 4 miles, 8:56 pace
Wednesday: 3 miles, 8:58 pace
Thursday: 5.3 miles (speed work)
Friday: 1 mile, 7:55
Saturday: 10 miles, 10:38 pace
Sunday: 1 mile, 8:38
Total: 28.5 miles
This week was our first taste of winter, which made it difficult for me to keep up my training.
On Monday I left work early to enjoy the snow. Fat flakes started falling while I was running. There wasn't much accumulation, but it made it difficult to see where I was going, so I took a few breaks for photos. Almost as soon as my run was over it melted. I'm not a fan of winter, but I love snow.
|Dark, cold night at the track.|
|Sunshine on Thursday|
Friday was silly. I ran one quick mile with Alex. It was silly because I drank beer at work then went home to run. Probably not the best idea.
|My pace group. (I'm in the second row with a red shirt and gray hat.)|
Saturday marked the official kickoff of my training group. The halves had 4 miles and the fulls 8, so I stuck with them until 7.3 and tacked on another 2.7 miles. It was nice to run with others and made the miles go much faster. The last 2.7 was hard. Even though my pace was faster, my legs felt like lead and I didn't have conversations to distract me. Plus, the run ended on a major hill. I made it through somehow. A few months ago I would have walked, but I knew I could run 3 miles and I know the training plan emphasizes running on tired legs to help get you through the mile 10/11/12 blues. After a quick nap and some lounging around Alex and I went out for sushi and drinks to celebrate a friend's birthday. We ended up at an arcade bar after and eventually down the street for late night pizza. Very fun.
|Sweet new jacket.|
By the way, Sunday was running streak day 70! I definitely wanted to quit this week, but I had workouts to get through. Even though I missed or moved some miles, I got them in by the end of the week. Somehow!
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