Hey, I'm training again! And I have a lot of work to do...
Monday: 6.3mi with 6 x 10 sec hill sprints (9:36 pace)
I wasn't 100% recovered from being sick the previous week, but figured an easy run would be ok. Took it nice and slow, then ran the short hill sprints in my neighborhood.
Tuesday: 7 snowy miles (9:49 pace)
|View of the W&OD Trail|
|Ended up with icicles in my eyelashes!|
Wedesday: 8 treadmill miles (8:47 pace) with 8 x 30sec @ 10k pace
Ran on the treadmill in my office gym at lunch. Definitely not my favorite, as one of the treadmills kept skipping while I was doing my fartlek portion. Fortunately, after 4mi, another one opened up so I switched over for the latter half of my workout. It was a fun way to break up the work day...
Thursday: Hot yoga
Haven't been to yoga in over a month. Holy crap, I am out of shape!
Friday: 7 treadmill miles (8:56 pace) with 2 x 10min @ HMP (sort of)
Plan: 2mi w/up, 10min @ HMP (7:05), 5min easy, 10min @ 10k pace (6:43), 2mi easy.
Actual: 2mi easy; 10min @ 7:03 pace; 5min easy; 5min @ 7:03 pace...then 1min of sucking wind, another minute at 7:03, another minute of sucking wind, and finally gave up, finishing it up with 5min @ 7:30. Wow. So now I know...my HMP is seriously ambitious, as I currently cannot run 20min at it. But I was close. Next time, if I start to fall off the interval, I should just slow down a little bit instead of trying to force my way through it. Lots of work to do before March...
Saturday: 4 easy treadmill miles
Tried to do a long run on the treadmill, but it sucked and I quit. Probably still tired from Friday's death workout. :)
Sunday: 10 miles, last 20min hard.
Finally, an outdoor run!! Yes, it was 16* when I left my house and I was covered in fleece, head-to-toe, but it was still better than being on the treadmill for 90min. My legs were tired and sore, but they warmed up pretty well. I lost some time dodging snow and ice on the trail, as it wasn't entirely melted, but oh well....last 2mi @ 8:20 and 7:56.