Hello! Happy Monday! Happy gonna get some snow day!
So, the past few weeks have been rough, only because of the weather. I mostly kept to my training plan but had some bumps along the way. Winter training is just a tough slog ... you not only have to figure out how you'll fit your workout in in your schedule, but you also have to contend with conditions: snow, ice, wind, cold. [insert horizontal smile here]. But like the post office, "neither snow, nor rain, nor heat [ha ha ha], nor gloom of night", stays this runner from swift completion of her appointed workout.
I apologize for the lack of post workout selfies. I did my best. And I promise I will take more. I know. You're like this cat.
Jan. 12-18: 3:59:09 hours
Swim: 0 hours/miles
Bike: 0 hours/miles
Run: 3:59:09 hours/25.4 miles
Yah. This week was a pattern that I'm getting used to: Monday-easy 30 minute run; Tuesday-walk and run; Wednesday-speedwork; Thursday-rest/swim/bike; Friday-long run; Saturday-rest/swim/bike; Sunday: longish run with speedy intervals.
I ended up taking rest days on both Thursday and Saturday, which I don't like to do at all. The weather was a variable, as was my kid and work schedule. Just not easy to fit it all in.
Sunday's run was in my hometown. It was a rainy, soggy mess, but I got it done! Look at this ...
1991 gas prices aside, this was the weather on my run. 8 miles in the rain! I did it! Nothing makes me feel more badass than a hard run in the rain.
Jan. 19-25: 4:28:46 hours
Swim: 40:15 minutes/1800 yards
Bike: 30 min (on trainer)
Run: 3:18:30 hours/22.1 miles
My workouts this week were the same as the week before. I had to work late on Tuesday, so I took an unintended (and much anger-inducing) rest day. So for Thursday I biked and Saturday I made sure to swim. I actually asked my coach to schedule a day of swimming for me, so I would be sure to do it.
Wednesday's track day was a bust. Because the track was iced over. So I stomped on the track, called it a bad name, and drove myself to the Y where I did my speedwork on the treadmill. Gotta do what I gotta do. I ended up switching my Friday long run with my Sunday run/speedwork because I was at a conference for work. See how exciting?
Unfortunately, I had to cut the Friday treadmill at the hotel workout short because the hotel bed was HORRIFIC (all caps) and jacked up my neck and back. But by Sunday, I rallied and ran an amazingly wonderful 11.5 mile run with a 8:51 average pace. Yes!
Austin Half Marathon is just a few weeks away. I can't wait! Yee haw!
See you swoon,