Hi!! Hope your 2018 has started off on the right foot! Or left, whichever is your go-to.
I realize it’s Friday and this week is coming to a close, so I’ll just quickly recap last week as there’s more exciting stuff to share 🙂
Monday, December 25th–Rest Day
It was Christmas and I just spent it with my family. No running, just eating.
Tuesday, December 26th–5 miles
It was a mini-tempo run so a simple mile WU–9:13, then 7:42, 7:34, 7:45, mile CD 8:58.
Wednesday, December 27th–2 miles, Strength, Stretch, and Roll
Hopped on the treadmill to make sure the thing still worked. We bought last year for Christmas and while it’s nice knowing it’s available, we rarely use it.
Thursday, December 28th–5 miles
Met up with a friend for what was supposed to be “easy” miles (she was pushing her 4 year-old in the stroller) but we found ourselves going at a pretty nice clip at an 8:39 average pace. I need to slow the easy runs down.
Friday, December 29th–5 miles
Took this run to the hills and slowed things down, 9:18 avg.
Saturday, December 30th–18 miles
Took this run to the hills again and met up with my coach and some of her athletes. This stretch of road is up and down and up and down and probably not the most ideal route for a long run. But I need the hill work (for the lone hill in Phoenix Marathon, lol).
I stayed slow and steady knowing there were hills spread throughout. I even had a 9:55 mile in there somewhere. I also knew that the last three miles were to be at half marathon pace (7:40) and I had no idea if I would be able to do it. Luckily, there was a nice gentle decline at the end and I was able to nail it at 7:38, 7:18, 7:12.
Sunday, December 31st–Rest, Roll, Stretch
Nada. My husband and I
vegged binged on pizza and wings on the couch and watched movies all day. Okay, I did a little rolling and stretching before bed, so there’s that.
It was a good week and the 18 miler while hard with the hills, was a confidence booster as I’ve always been intimidated by the longer distance and honestly, I’m not so much any more. So crazy to think that!!
–Do you long runs scare you?
–How did you spend your New Year’s?
–Do you have a treadmill in your house you rarely use?