Plan for the week: I received Krissy Moehl’s book “Running Your First Ultra” for Christmas and started integrating her 50k training plan in with my own. I haven’t finished planning everything out yet, and it is turning into something of a frankenstein document (her workouts, my weekly mileage, her taper, my long runs, her core work, etc.), but I am fairly confident it will all come together.
Saturday 12/26: Spring (winter??) Cleaning! Lots of closet organization. Run: 7.5 miles
Sunday 12/27: Run to church! And it started snowing on my way home! Run: 7 miles
Monday 12/28: I decided to do my long trail run on this day without a thought toward the weather. While it had snowed the night before at my house, everything had melted by morning. However, this was not at all true on the trail where I slogged through mile after mile of slippery slush. My feet were soaked and cold and I was in constant danger of sliding off edges and I had to run SO SLOW and I somehow tore a hole in my favorite socks, but it was also pretty. Run: 12.7 miles (trail)
Tuesday 12/29: Day off after my slippery slide-y run.
Wednesday 12/30: I intended to do a workout (per Krissy Moehl), but the roads were REALLY icy. I ended up running all over the place looking for a section of ice-free road that was long enough for intervals. I gave up, and then suddenly found a beautiful sunny track…after I had already run five miles. Fortunately the workout wasn’t very long (Ladder of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 minutes with equal rest). So I did the workout and ran home and went a bit over my planned 7 miles ; ) Run: 11.5 miles (Ladder 1 – 5, w/equal rest)
Thursday 12/31: SO COLD! Also, it was such a great new year’s eve! I saw Star Wars for the third time with a friend and then we played Agricola and rang in the new year with a bowl of ice cream. Run: 4 miles
Friday 1/1: Did another Krissy Moehl workout today, 2, 4, 6, 4, 2 minute trail hill repeats. This was NOT EASY. Additionally, the trail was pretty icy (fortunately not on the part I was running my hill repeats) and I almost face-planted a couple of times. Run: 7.5 miles (2, 4, 6, 4, 2 hills)
Weekly Mileage: 50.2 miles
Summary: Solid week. It was so nice to be able to plan my days around running (and social activities), but it will be good to get back into a routine next week also. Vacation draws to a close…