Big week, eh? Except it actually felt like it! Since when did 42 miles become hard? :)
Workouts this week:
Mon- 6 easy - this SUCKED. I did it indoors since the windchill was -15. I run differently on a treadmill vs. the roads, so not only was my right leg rebelling against me, but BOREDOM was a definite factor. Plus, I could feel that I've gained a bit of weight (totally okay with it during off-time, but haven't really "felt" it until I run in sports bra and shorts on a treadmill!). Miles feel so much LONGER on that thing. Gross. Angela K, how do you do it?!? I vow to head outside from now, no matter the temp/wind. I have gear and footwear for it. So why opt for the TM?
Tue- 7 w/ 5 strides afterwards. Pretty sure the strides were ugly, but oh well - I tried!
Wed- OFF! I actually really appreciated the timing of this since the high for the day was 0^ :). I slept in, cleaned the house, brought out Xmas decorations, ran a few errands, and cooked. *Love*!!
Thur- 8, first 4 easy, last 4 moderate (165, 180bpm). OMG! I wasn't sure how I'd take this workout, and dreaded it a little. It was my first "harder" workout back. Truth be told, though, I LOVED it!!!!!! I truly love working by HR now (and need to - I'd be so disappointed knowing my pace associated by these HR efforts - I know too much :( ). I stopped a bit during to work with my R leg/hamstring/glute as it's not functioning 100%, but this workout was a success!! :)
Fri- 6 miles easy (actual: 6.2 with Mesa and a friend, av. HR below 160! Could have been frequent stops, but oh well :) My friend was running with her newly adopted Vizsla!!!!!! (jealous!))
Sat- 10 miles, mini progression. First 5 easy (HR 165), last half a little more uptempo (HR 180). I did this while Nate and Craig raced at Elm Creek. It was fun to see different scenery. I don't know if my legs appreciated the consistent slippage (a bit of new snow overnight), but oh well.... my HR was where it was needed, even though paces were dismal)
Sun- 5 miles EASY recovery. I went SO slow.
Other life news:
I picked out fabric for my next quilting project! I am such a home-maker now -- but love it :). I still need to piece the back for my double Irish Chain, but having the "next project" here motivates me to finish the last project!
I was able to shop for fabric with my aunt, who is a quilting/creative/fabric genius. I kid you not. She is just awesome, and I learned a lot by following her around SR Harris (a great fabric warehouse for those that are in the TC area and haven't been! Plus, cheap!!)
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