Highlight of the Week: Feeling really strong on most of my workouts. And getting my mileage back up! The December running streak inadvertently killed my high mileage/endurance, since I was just running a 5K or so each day.
Monday | January 28, 2013: 6 m run (w/Bobbi) + strength class
Loc: hood, Temp: 42°/42°, Time: 57:09, Pace: 9:31 avg, Difficulty: easy/medium, Felt: great
Strength: bars, Difficulty: medium (slippery), Felt: immediately sore
Tuesday | January 29, 2013: 8 m run + strengh class
Loc: hood, Temp: 51°/52°, Time: 1:18:35, Pace: 9:49 avg, Difficulty: medium (windy), Felt: thirsty
Strength: bars and dumbbells, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Wednesday | January 30, 2013: rest
Thursday | January 31, 2013: 6 m run
Loc: Millennium Trail & Hood, Temp: 15°/13°, Time: 1:02:02, Pace: 10:20 avg, Difficulty: medium (snow+wind), Felt: great!
Friday | February 1, 2013: 5 m run incl. 4×800
Loc: hood, Temp: 13°/12°, Time: 45:26, Pace: 9:05, Difficulty: medium, Felt: really good
Saturday | February 2, 2013: 4 m run + cycling class
Loc: hood, Temp: 19°/20°, Time: 42:14, Pace: 10:34 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Loc: Essential Fitness LLC Multisport Club, Time: 55 mins, Difficulty: medium, Felt: great
Sunday | February 3, 2013: 8 m run + 5 m run (w/Kelly)
Loc: hood, Temp: 13°/15°, Time: 1:25:42, Pace: 10:43 avg, Difficulty: medium, Felt: happy it was Sunday
Loc: Cuba Marsh FP, Temp: 17°/16°, Time: 51:13, Pace: 10:14 avg, Difficulty: medium (snow), Felt: good
- I had a long break between my Tuesday 5:00 am run and Thursday 5:00 pm run… that felt weird (but I am sure was good for me)!!!
- I’ve always thought I powered more with my right leg than my left, and I really noticed it during cycling. I better be careful I don’t get super imbalanced!
- I posted this article on my Facebook page, but thought I would share it here too – Running with the 4-8-12 Rule. The premise is, exercise four hours a week to build a baseline of fitness, 8 to get to the middle of your age group, and 12 to take fitness to the highest level possible. This info is John Farah’s philosophy (he’s written a memoir and run a lot of races) and it doesn’t exactly fit in with the HHS’s guidelines of 2.5 hours a week! Ha ha. Anyway, 8 or 12 hours seems like A LOT. What do you think? I sometimes hit in between those two numbers, but I workout because I love it, and am not really focused on … anything. Oops. Okay, that is SOMEWHAT of a lie. My goal 5K is in 3 weeks and I am running a competitive relay in 2 weeks. And my goal half marathon is June 9.
- Since I posted a link to my Facebook page, make sure to follow me there if you want to read even more blabbering and see more pictures! I’ve been trying to post more.