Goal: 3 miles @11:22
Actual: 3 miles @10:35
I set my alarm to get up early on Monday morning so I could run before work, but I wasn't committed to getting up bc we didn't have plans for the evening and I knew I could run after work, if necessary. Sure enough, when my alarm went off, I thought Screw it, hit snooze, and rolled over. And then laid there, wide awake. After a couple minutes of that stupidity, I checked the weather on my phone. The temp was a bearable 28 degrees/20 wind chill, so I ended up running after all. Nothing too exciting to report about the run itself.
I had the tv to myself, so I stuck in a DVD (P.S. I Love You. Incidentally, I'd kill to have the body Hilary Swank is sporting in that movie) and pedalled away on the stationary bike for an hour. 16.8 miles.
Goal: 1 mi w/u, 2x1600 @ 9:12 with 800 jogs, 1 mi C/d
Actual: 1 mi w/u (11:32), speedwork intervals of 8:18 and 8:52, and recovery jogs + .46 of the c/d mile. Total time was 45 min.
We got a few inches of snow Monday night,and by Wednesday the roads were a bit icy, so I took my run to the treadmill at the Y. Now that I've semi figured out how to dress in the cold, I dress all wrong for the gym. In pants and a short-sleeved tech top, I was boiling. The only thing that kept me from pulling off my clothes was concern that my fellow gym-goers would hurt themselves in the mad dash to get away from the sight. Well, that and the fact that I like our Y and would be sad to be banned for life. But I digress.
This run kicked my butt. :)
Goal: 9 mi @ 11:22.
Actual: Dirty Girls bike ride
|On Saturday's ride|
Monday: (long run, take 2)
Goal: 9 mi @ 11:22
Actual: 8 miles @ 12:00
I missed my long run on Saturday because of the bike ride and my son's tournament. I missed making it up on Sunday because of my son's tournament and getting together with friends. That left today. I had planned to run 11 miles and then just have two of today's three miles to make up later, but that wasn't happening.
It's a little frustrating to not see more progress on my trail runs, but I'm just going to chalk it up to an off day. There were a couple of positives: I made it up my nemesis hill all three times I ran that direction, and I'm feeling more confident going downhill. When I first started running out on these trails, I walked down every hill; now, I'm not very fast, but I'm at least jogging downhill. Sometimes, I even enjoy it. :)