Cilantro’s (non)Training Log – 11.24.2013

This was the most action my running shoes got in Paris!
This was the most action my running shoes got in Paris!

Hey y’all!  After 24 straight hours of travel (and no sleep), I am finally back!  Unbeknownst to me, winter arrived while I was in Europe, and the high temperature today is -6.  Guess my training will most definitely be inside starting Monday.

Although I did virtually no running on vacation (10 whole days) I do have some unreported mileage from the week before, worthy of some training log attention.

Week of 11/10:

Sunday: 6 rotten miserable outdoor miles.  I think there were tough from the 16 mile outdoor run the day before.

Monday: 12 treadmill miles.  I watched HGTV and these miles flew by.  There is something to be said about Food Network and HGTV during the holidays.  It just feels so… festive.

Tuesday: 6 miles, on the indoor track (48 laps!).  Yuck.  Hate the indoor track more than anything ever.

Wednesday: Off

Thursday: Before my flight left for Paris, I got in 8 quick miles, outside!  The temps were in the 30’s and the fog kept the wind down.  I donned shorts and gloried in the run.  These miles went quick, 7 in less than an hour!

Friday-Saturday: Travel and sightseeing.

Weekly total: 32 miles!

Week of 10/17:

Sunday: 2 miles at Versailles.  Does life get any better than this?

Monday-Wednesday: Sightseeing

Thursday: 1 mile in the Tuileries Garden

Friday: Sightseeing

Saturday: 24 straight hours of travel back to the Arctic North Dakota

Weekly total: 3 miles

Now that I’m back in the GFK, it’s time to start training in earnest for my first 50-miler.  I’m doing the Zumbo Midnight 50-miler in April and I’m ready for some serious training (and have some extra vacation calories to burn).  I’ll write a post soon about my training plans for the 50-miler as well as the next three marathons I’m doing (don’t worry, Salties, two of them are for training purposes only).

Hope you had a wonderful week – and Happy early Thanksgiving for those of you in the US.

Cilantro out.

Ultrarunner, adventurer, academic, and feminist. Running Across the USA in 2021 to raise money for Girls on the Run. Next challenge: Pinhoti FKT. I write about ultrarunning, adventuring, and the intersection of endurance athletics and life.

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