Licorice’s Training Log – 1.6.13

The first week of the new year. A clean slate and a chance to put the last few months of inconsistent training behind me. I’m pleased to report that this week went really well. It kicked off with a New Years Day 5k that included its own ice bath:

Licorice at the 2013 Resolution Run 5k & Polar Bear Plunge
You run into 42-degree water and see what kind of face YOU make.

And ended with a solid weekend run. I was supposed to get some more miles in this weekend, but Saturday and Sunday found me feeling like absolute crap, so I just swapped next weekend’s step-back schedule for this weekend’s long run. Problem solved.

This coming week will be challenging as my vacation is over and I’ll have to return to the world of super-early before-work weekday runs (and the associated painfully early alarm clock setting), but I feel like I’ve finally got my mojo back and will be able to adjust without a problem.

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 5k with a Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Washington at the end
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 4 miles
Friday: Step class
Saturday: Rest. Lots and lots of sleep rest.
Sunday: 4 miles

Total for the week: 11.1 miles

In a previous life, I worked on computers and spent all day sitting. Thanks to running, I've rebooted my career and am now a running and triathlon coach and soon-to-be physical therapist. I've also got the mind and spirit of an elite trapped in the body of a back-of-the-packer.

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