Happy New Year!
I am looking forward to having a great year of running after so many setbacks in 2013. I hope you all have a great running year as well!
This week was a little tricky with the New Year and our travel plans, but I was able to get some decent mileage in.
Monday is my rest day.
Tuesday I planned to get up early to log some miles on the treadmill before work. Unfortunately I woke up in the middle of the night with a wicked head cold. I decided the better plan of action would be to get some rest rather than pushing it too hard before our big trip. I did do my PT exercises and arm weights.
Wednesday was New Years Day! I played with family on New Year’s Eve until the wee hours (2 am), but we were reasonably well behaved and I felt good. I was going to run around 10 miles as my long run for the week, but then I thought it would be fun to run 14 to ring in 2014 (treadmill; 9:04 pace); I also did pilates.
Thursday I needed to run after work, which is always hard for me. I got it done though – 7 miles; treadmill; 8:49 average pace. I ran 8:57 pace most of the time, but picked it up for some short tempo intervals (7:30) near the end.
Friday I woke up early and essentially repeated my workout from the night before. 7 miles; treadmill; 8:57 pace.
Saturday was our travel day! We were up at 5 am to fly out to L.A. It was a long travel day, but awesome to arrive to sunshine and 75 degrees after being stuck in cold and freezing temps for weeks!
Sunday my husband and I did a nice easy run in Burbank. 4 miles; 9:14 pace. Later in the day we went hiking at Wildwood Canyon State Park. Very fun!
Total: 32 miles.
Now we are off to the National Championship football game in Pasadena. GO NOLES!