My last week before the craziness of the six-week long holiday season was pretty good – training wise. We’ll see how focused I can stay as the weeks get busier and busier…
Tuesday was one of those days were I was very thankful to have a very patient person running with me. Little did I realize at the time, but I had a 24-hour stomach bug that reared it’s ugly head during my run. About a mile into my run, I realized I’d better find a bush or a porta potty immediately! Luckily for me, at that very moment we were running past a nature center that I knew had a porta potty on the grounds. Kelley was kind enough to wait for me while I stopped then, and another time later in our run. We finished our run after 6.25 miles at a 9:44 pace. For the rest of the day I had a very upset stomach.
Lifted, but skipped my run due to lingering stomach issues…
On Thursday morning I celebrated Hug A Runner Day with my MRTT peeps after running 5 miles at a 9:27 pace. The trail parking lot is right across from a little country furniture store, and provided the perfect backdrop for our picture!
On Friday I lifted, then enjoyed a few lemon drop martinis with my MRTT girls later in the evening. We had a little reunion of our Tempo Tuesday and Thursday Hill group, AND celebrated Kathy’s and my birthdays. We hardly recognized each other without our ponytails, and I love that we all traded our running shoes in for boots! I’m not, however, loving the boot that Kathy is wearing on her right foot. She’s been side-lined from our runs due to a stress fracture, and we can’t wait for her to get back out on the trail with us!
Our Saturday morning group run started out at 18° but we’re tough, and didn’t let it stop us from getting 8.75 miles in at a 9:10 pace. I was also running my RunKeeper app, and I was glad that I had it as a backup since I couldn’t get my Garmin to find a signal for .24 miles into my run! I had my RunKeeper on since I’m running both GPS’s for a few weeks while gathering information to compare for a future post.
Shortly after getting home, I went out for a run/walk with a client for 2.4 miles at a 16:54 pace. Note to self: Change out of your sweaty running clothes as soon as you get home, or you’ll freeze when you go back out into the extreme cold (especially during your walk breaks).
I just love my recovery runs on Sunday mornings with my BRF. Yesterday we ran 6.2 miles at a 10:04 pace. I always like tacking that .2 onto the end to get a read on my 10K pace.
Total weekly workouts:
Running – 26.2 miles
Run/walking – 2.42 miles
Lifting – 3 hours
- How was your training week?
- What did you do over the weekend?
- Who raced this weekend? Give me details!