Highlight of the Week: Dad coming to my Friday am Efit class (and coming with me on some runs, too)!
Monday | November 17, 2014: 8 m run + teaching strength class x2
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 13°/14°, Time: 1:18:46, Pace: 9:50 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Strength: Two dumbbell, Difficulty: easy, Felt: really energetic
Strength: Two dumbbell, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good
Tuesday | November 18, 2014: 5 m run
Loc: hood, Temp: 19°/19°, Time: 47:25, Pace: 9:29 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, but so not in the mood for the wind
Wednesday | November 19, 2014: 9 m run
Loc: hood, Temp: 19°/20°, Time: 1:31:48, Pace: 10:12 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: tired (slept poorly) / oddly sore back
Thursday | November 20, 2014: 5 m run (w/Kelly) + 16 m run
Loc: Grayslake, Temp: 18°/18°, Time: 51:01, Pace: 10:12 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good, felt happy to see Kelly!
Loc: Grant Woods FP, Temp: 25°/25°, Time: 2:44:16, Pace: 10:16 avg, Difficulty: mostly easy, Felt: good, but the wind+hills took it out of me!
Friday | November 21, 2014: teaching strength class (rest)
Strength: Medicine balls and boxing, Difficulty: easy (observing), Felt: great!
Saturday | November 22, 2014: 6 m run (w/Dad on bike)
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 44°/45°, Time: 59:49, Pace: 9:58 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: really good, chatty (ha ha)
Sunday | November 23, 2014: 7.3 m run (w/Dad on bike)
Loc: Millennium Trail, Temp: 47°/46°, Time: 1:16:04, Pace: 10:25 avg, Difficulty: easy, Felt: good (but push back from the wind)
- Definitely had the “running on tired legs” thing going this week. I had house guests (my parents, yay!) this weekend, so I adjusted my schedule to do my long run before they got here, and moved my rest day to one of the days of their visit. I ended up running 8 days in a row, with my long run being the last day, and man, that rest day felt really good on Friday, ha ha! I do think it’s good to train on tired legs from time to time, so I’m happy I had the chance.
- Another which one question for you - would you rather run in cold winds (15-25 mph with gusts) or hills? I did my long run somewhere forested this week to stay out of the wind (somewhat, not entirely) but those trees come with hills. I was totally spent after the run, but not as demoralized as I would have been from running in the wind. So, hills for me!
- Just a warning from personal experience this week – make sure your electronics are bundled up when you go out in the cold, too (along with yourself). They can get too cold and shut down.
- We had a swing of cold temps at the beginning of the week – highs in the teens, with “feels like”s in the low single digits, because of the wind. I enjoy running in the cold, and especially the hot bath after, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy wearing shorts and a tee for those 40 degree runs at the end of the week. I wonder what the temperature will be like for Dallas. It’s three weeks from today! One more 22 miler then taper!