Week of Dec 5-11
Monday walk to work
Tuesday 4 miles (#5Weeks2TTC)
Wednesday walk to work + 2.5 miles (#5Weeks2TTC)
Saturday 3.1 miles
Sunday 5 miles
Total (running) miles: 20.7 miles
Elevation gain: 361 ft
2016 total: 927 miles
|Alysia coached by Molly for Week 2, workout 2.|
|Wednesday: We look like we're wearing lipstick. It was so c-c-c-cold we took this in the car.|
|First, I had a typo. Ahhh. Second, I'm talking to an Olympian!! Third, Kara Goucher also favorited my tweets.|
Thursday was a lovely surprise. In the morning I walked halfway down my street, said, "no way" and turned back to grab my car. It was so cold I couldn't fathom walking to work, let along running after. I decided to take it "easy" and forced myself to get dressed and out the door. It was almost dark, so I wore a reflective jacket, and two blinky lights. It was cold enough to warrant mittens, a face Buff, a hat and ear wrap, but by the end of mile 1 I felt great. It was one of those runs where you want to keep going forever. Around mile 5 it was too dark for me to be running without a headlamp, so I made my way home. Cars could see me, but I could no longer see the cracks and bumps in the sidewalk. Regardless, a fantastic run.
Friday was a rest day. We went out for dinner then watched Blast From the Past. (ha)
|Bad photo, great meal.|
|A little bit of snow, a frozen pond, and a glowing greenhouse.|
Sunday was LAZY. I wrapped Christmas presents while watching How to Be Single (meh). After a slow afternoon, I finally ran around 4pm. It was 35º (warmer than Thursday thru Saturday), but there was a bit of half melted snow on the ground. There was also freezing rain, so it was a little slippery. Regardless, I intended to run 3 and ended up with 5 before dark. Not bad.
I didn't have a long run this week, but I think the chilly weather brought out my best. My paces were speedy and I added miles to runs. I hope this continues as I build milage. My training group resumes next week and I'll be in a new pace group. We'll see how it goes. I've enjoyed solo runs!
Do you do speed work on a track or road?
Did it snow where you live?