Sassafras’s Training Log – 2.17.13

Another week bites the dust!

Last week was a rough training this week, while this week was a rough “life” week. I was happy to have my runs to get me through it all, as we lost a family friend unexpectedly and dealt with the stress of waiting for test results for my puppy. (Thankfully, her lump is benign.) I did indulge a little mid-week and pamper those runner feet with a pedicure… and I learned why you should never try to get your nails done two days before V-Day. Holy moly, it was busy!

Monday – 5 miles at 8:31 pace. My schedule worked out so I was able to meet up with two friends for this run, and we all really pushed each other. Plus I enjoyed being able to run in shorts for this one!

green pedi
Sprucing up my toes with a spring-like color!

Tuesday – Tempo Tuesday! I did 4 repeats of 1 mile at tempo, with a 400 meter recovery. This workout  – especially the last mile – had me feeling pretty good about my fitness! I did the miles in 8:27, 8:37, 8:39 and 8:09, respectively. (Total – 8 miles)

Wednesday – Rest

Thursday – A little Valentine’s Day interval action and my first time wearing my new kicks! I ran about a 10 minute warmup with my dog, did 8 intervals of 4 minutes at about an 80% effort, then finished up the cooldown with my dog again. 8.2 miles total.

Friday – An easy 4.1 miles at 9:20 pace.

Saturday – Brrr! Saturday is inevitably the coldest day of the week lately. What’s up with that? Since it was going to be so bitter cold (i.e. in the teens), and I only had 13 miles, I got a later-than-typical morning start. The first half of my run ended up  being the tail end of my friend’s first-ever 20 miler, so I high fived and congratulated her before finishing up the rest. 13 miles at 9:16 pace.

Sunday – Rest

Total – 38.3 miles


Southern transplant who loves 90s boy bands, outdoor adventures and college basketball, although not necessarily in that order. Recovering running perfectionist.

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