We woke up to snow yesterday and have the day off school today as well, so we’re getting lots of time indoors together… and so far hanging in there. I got my long run in before the snowstorm and took Sunday as a rest day. It’s so nice to have really poor running weather and not have to stress at all about when or how to get the run in!
I’m still pushing the mileage this week for close to 50 miles. Among the runners I follow, this is on the lower end for marathon training but it’s a big deal for me that my body is holding up and feeling good! So I’m starting to get excited about where this cycle will take me.
Monday : 6.5 easy miles (8:50 ave)
Tuesday: 3 x 2 workout on the treadmill: 2 warm up (8:30, 8:04), 3 x 2 with 2 minute standing rest (6:53, 6:53); (6:53, 6:49); (6:47, 6:43) and 2 cool down (7:59, 7:29) for 10 total plus a short strength circuit
We took the morning off to celebrate Valentine’s day with a 4 mile trail run together, brunch and a little shopping. It was so much more fun for me than the usual dinner out! I got in my remaining 4 miles later in the afternoon- no watch, but all easy and likely in the 9- 9:30 paces.
Thursday: 45 minute pool run + 15 minute swim
Friday: 15 long run with 2 x 5 mile at race pace
It was raining off and on all day. I pushed my run back to the afternoon but of course it started raining again, and I just wasn’t feeling it. So I did the first warm up and 5 miles at race pace on the treadmill (7:14 ave) and went outdoors for the second half to cool off! It was way too warm in the gym. The second 5 miles were closer to 7:30 ave with a lot of wind, but I felt good!
Saturday: 10 easy – 8:48 pace
I met a friend for her long run, aiming for between 8-9. We lost track of the distance a bit and I ended with 10.3 as we chatted the miles away. It was a gorgeous sunny winter day and that sunshine combined with catching up with a friend was the best boost of endorphins!
What I’m making this week…
- Stir fry with brown rice
- Fried rice and tofu with the leftover rice
- Chicken sausages and sauerkraut + roasted broccoli
- Tomato poached eggs
Did you get the snowstorm this weekend?
Do you find your body needs those endorphins from the run?
Saturday’s run definitely turned my day around and I came home happy and energized and ready to be a hands on mom!