I guess when you have kids who are in daycare, it’s a vicious cycle of baby gets sick, passes it to mom and dad, who pass it back to baby. And you can’t sleep it off, so you’re stuck in a sick rut. That almost happened to us (again) this past week, but because I’ve learned that I can’t fight off a cold on no sleep, I listened to my body and took an extra rest day and then halved a track workout to not overdo it. Overall, I’d call the week a success.
Monday, Feb. 19
5 miles, 2×2400 at HMP, 2×100 strides, 8:12 average
My friend hasn’t done a track workout since returning from an injury so instead of my as-of-late shorter, faster workouts, we opted for longer, slower intervals. I have no half marathon goals right now, so I was targeting a 1:33 ish pace. It ended up being slightly faster but still felt good. I definitely prefer the shorter intervals.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
Unplanned rest day to get some extra sleep and fight off a scratchy throat. Success! *knocks wood*
Thursday, Feb. 22
4 miles, 2×800 at 5K, 2×400 at Mile pace+5 seconds, 7:59 average
3:17, 3:18, 86, 87
My 800s were basically on pace for a 20:30 5K (I’m targeting 20:30 – 21:00 for an upcoming race in March), just a second and two off. But I was pleasantly surprised with my 400s. I was targeting 90 seconds and came in a bit under feeling strong. While my first real post-baby goal race isn’t until September, I’m seeing massive improvement with each workout. And reminding myself not to do too much too soon.
Friday, Feb. 23
~2 miles, ~9:15 average
Normally a rest day, but the folks at Runner’s World embarked on a lunch run to and from Rita’s for ice and custard. Sometimes these fun runs with friends are just what you need.
Saturday, Feb. 24
10 miles, 8:27 average
Hit the tow path with a couple friends in shorts, long sleeves, and gloves. So basically perfection. And coffee was waiting for me when I got home. *heart eye emoji*