Happy Monday! I'm back with the Weekly Review linkup from Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin. I'm training for about a dozen races, but my goal is a half on April 9. You can see my schedule here.
Week of January 2–8
Monday: 6.5 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles
Friday: rest + walk to work
Saturday: 4 miles
Sunday: Rocks and Roots Trail 10k
Total (running) miles: 20 miles
Elevation gain: 308 ft
2017 total: 23 miles
This week's goal: rest up for Rocks and Roots. We ran it in 2015 (race 1, race 2), but this time we'd be on the South Loop. I didn't know what to expect with elevation and obstacles, so I took it easy in preparation.
Monday was my final day off work and the last "warm" day of week (48º and overcast), so Alex and I took Tobias to Scioto Audubon Metro Park. They walked around while I ran 4 miles on the downtown paths. There were a lot of rolling hills, but at the end my Garmin said 0ft. Hmpfh. I had energy to spare, but the guys wanted to go home, so I had them drop me off at the base of the biggest hill in our area so I could run home. I thought it would be further, but it only added 2.5 more miles. It worked out because my legs were still tired from Sunday's 5k.
Tuesday was a rest day and on Wednesday Alex and I ran 3 miles before dark. Once again, he was my speed work. Thursday and Friday were also rest days. At least we were productive on Friday and ran errands after work, then got pizza and beer at my boss's arcade.
|Mural in the ladies' room at the arcade|
|Before the race. Brrrrrr.|
Are your nearby trails technical (narrow and full of obstacles) or manicured (crushed gravel/flattened dirt)?
How cold did it get in your area this week?