Happy Monday! (sort of!) I know its Monday….and Mondays are DUMB. However, we are THAT MUCH closer to:
-Turning the clocks ahead.
-THe Boston Marathon!
Monday-OFF. Family day in celebration of my awesome father in laws bday! Lots of food & laughs!
Tuesday– 6.85 hilly miles outside in the cold, 7:15 avg pace
Wednesday– 11 mile workout. Even though the weather was decent, I wanted to make sure I hit my paces on the nose, so i chose to do it on the mill. 3×2 mile repeats. 7:28 avg pace.
Thursday-7 hilly miles, 54:21 7:45 avg pace.
Friday-OFF. Lunch with Memere, Sissy, & my mom! 🙂
Saturday- Long run! The original plan had been to run 17-20. I had to change up my favorite long run route because the snow hasn’t melted (at all) yet. You have to be quite crafty with the narrow roads, and I had to devise a unique route for myself ahead of time.
This is how you know your body is adjusting to winter running… You see that the temp for the start of your run is only 14 and you aren’t even bothered by it. In fact, you’re actually pretty excited about it because its not negative temperatures….
I’m pretty happy with my overall splits for my long run. I wish I could have picked back up the pace at mile 11, but the wind had started and was blowing me back like crazy-To keep a low 8 pace was SO challenging..But wind is like cross training, right? (i hate wind.)
Sunday dawned SUNNY. AND 38. AND Did I tell you yet that it was SUNNY??? I threw the idea of a rest day right out the window because i could RUN IN MY SKIRT. I am a Skirt Sports Ambassador and have received SO many amazing new skirts/capris in the mail and I haven’t been able to wear them outside yet because it’s been CRAZY cold. I couldn’t let this opportunity pass by! 🙂 The skirt here is the “Lionness“. (To save 20% on this beauty, us coupon code “SSGWR20” at checkout.)
(Stay tuned for later this week for more on Skirt-Sports Amazing-ness. You will thank me)
After living in Alaska-Chusetts for the past 2 months…this felt heavenly. Pre-run, I sent my girlfriends a pic of me running in my skirt and my Wifey told me “You are going to get frostbite on your ******” (Use your imagination for that one!) After running in temps <20 for two months…38 was definitely a heat wave-a skirt was NECESSARY! I think that I had a smile on my face the WHOLE entire run due to warm (ish!) weather!
47.9 miles for the week/ 7:42 avg pace/6:09:23 spent running
I will be back tomorrow with some tips/observations for you on things I noticed from my long run this week vs long runs on the treadmill, and transitioning back to outdoor running from treadmill running!
Tell me about your runs last week! If you live in the cold areas, could you get outside at all??