Greetings, Salty Readers! Here’s hoping that you had a lovely holiday and spent it in a way that made you feel happy and truly blessed. It’s hard to believe another year is about ready to end! Here’s to a new year and new goals!
I continue to build my running mileage with the intent of hitting it hard in January. I’m trying to get my body used to a running schedule so when I really start to focus on Boston, I will be mentally ready. Here’s my latest training week:
Sunday: 8 miles catching up with my friend, Cathy. It was a beautiful, crisp, sunny morning. Later, I did some weights and rode my trainer for 30 minutes.
Monday: My preferred workout days are Tuesdays/Thursdays, but we had plans with friends in the evening, and I knew we would be out (and have some drinks), so I chose to do my workout on Monday. I did 10* 1 minute with about 1 minute rest in between. My legs hurt, but I was pleased with some of my paces. Later in the afternoon, I did a 4 mile shakeout, which could barely count as a jog because my legs were so stiff–meaning I gave it my all for the workout!
Tuesday: Easy 3.5 miles; weights in the evening.
Wednesday: 45 minute spin in the morning; 2,250 swim in the evening.
Thursday: Planned workout 3*1 mile, but about 5 minutes into my warm-up, I knew it wasn’t going to happen. My legs felt heavy, I felt depleted. Our company party was the night before, and a little egg nog and only snacks for dinner didn’t bode well for a morning workout. Oh well. I’ve learned when the best thing to do when not feeling well during a workout is to call it a good try and move onto the next one, so that’s what I did. I was able to get in 3.5 miles later and felt a little better.
Friday: One hour spin in the morning; 4 miles easy on the treadmill in the evening.
Saturday: 6.65 miles coaching; weights in the evening.
Running: 37.9 miles
Biking: 2 hours—trainer
Swimming: 2,250 yards
Weight Training: 2 hours