I’m still in recovery mode this week, so my mileage was pretty light. The rest is doing me good, but I’m really missing the outlet for all of my crabbiness. I really do depend on my running to keep me on an even keel. I took advantage of my husband being in town this week and made sure I didn’t have any solo runs. I’ve being struggling mentally because of the large number of solo and treadmill runs. I’m really trying hard to reach out, get up early, travel, or do whatever it takes to participate in some group runs.
Monday: rest day
Tuesday: met a fun group of ladies at 5:15 a.m. for a chilly fun 6 miles. My running buddy bundled up for our chilly morning run. She looked like a mini version of Rocky!
Wednesday: It was almost 60 degrees out and gorgeous. I Met my friend Amie for 5 fun trail miles. Nothing like a hilly trail run to make you realize that your fitness wasn’t quite what you thought it was. I did workout number 1 for week 2 in “Quick Strength for Runners” I added some reps and did most of week 1 workout 1.
Thanksgiving – Turkey Trot Day!! After writing “Everything I Need to Know About Running I Learned From my Kindergartner” last week, I was super excited for Addy to run the Mashed Potato Mile. Addy ran a pretty evenly paced mile and she laughed and had fun the entire time. She finished in 10:22, 2 minutes faster than last year. The best part… she won the 0-6 age group. She won a gift card and as she said “The biggest mashed potato mile medal I’ve ever seen” After her race, I joined Salty at the start of the 4 mile race. Neither of us had any idea of what exactly we wanted to run that day. We decided to start off towards the back of the pack and see how many people we could catch. I ended up at a 7:10 overall pace. I would have liked to have been sub 7, but it was a hilly, windy course and i wasn’t racing… so I’ll take it!
Friday: rest day
Saturday: Met up with the Salty crew for 10 fun miles on the towpath. It ended up accidentally being a progression run, but the miles flew by as we ran in the cool rain.
Sunday: Back in the pool! The first 500 yards almost did me in, but I managed to get a mile in. After I got the girls in bed, I did my week 2 workout 2 for “QSFR” and my twenty minute yoga session.
It was a good week and I’m looking forward to increased mileage next week.