One thing i did a lot of this weekend was run! The rest of the week…Not so much. Christmas is still kind of kicking my butt, and the rest of the week I spent trying to keep up with the 84,000 Christmas things going on around me. I’m okay with it…and a little less stressed today!! Celebrating Life is more important right now 🙂
Tuesday: 7 miles. 1.50 w/u. 4 miles of 800s, 1.50 c/d. I really wanted to do more than 4 repeats but I got pretty creeped out by a dude walking along the track and all i could think about was the possibility of getting kidnapped and other crazy insane things. So i called it quits and hope that with the days getting longer now that i’ll be able to hit the track for longer hours!! I am pretty proud of the fact that my last repeat was my fastest!!
Thursday: 9 miles, 7:10 avg pace. I had planned on 14 miles with 11 at my goal marathon pace, but all week, i really felt like i was coming down with something so i settled for 9 miles with 5 at my GMP.
Saturday: 20 miles, 8:22 avg pace, 2:47:29. 4 1/2 minutes faster than last week, and 2 1/2 min slower than my personal best during marathon training. I’m happy with my improvement from last week! The 2nd half felt kind of hard, but I kind of expected it to since I decided during mile 5 that i wanted to throw some faster miles in the middle of my run. Miles 6-9 ended up being 7 minute miles…By the time I was done, i thought to myself “There is NO WAY i could have done 6 more miles!”
Sunday: 6 miles on the treadmill, 44:18, 7:23 avg pace. I had to “power through” the workout and instead of going slow, i did a progression run.(I had exactly 45 minutes to run because I had to hustle to get ready for a Christmas party!)
42 miles, 7:52 avg pace for the week.
Sunday was one of my favorite days of the year! It was my husband’s side of the family’s Christmas party..so much fun!
And, I put this on my instagram last week, but i wanted to share it on here too: I HATE winter running. It takes me threetimes as long to get ready and i seem to procrastinate for HOURS. I did myself a favor this week and prepped EVERYTHING on Friday night. From now on: i am going to treat ALL long runs as if the next day is a race. It made it SO much easier…especially since i had to walk by this table 100 times before I left for my run!!!! I ended up starting 2 hours earlier than i did last week…so i guess it worked!!
How were your runs this weekend?
Did you do a bunch of Christmas things this weekend?
If you’ve bought a grab bag before, What is the most random combination of socks you’ve received? I would have to say the Halloween-Christmas-Neon Green was the strangest combo i’ve ever gotten!