Happy chilly December weekend to you!
Is it cold where you are? I don’t know if it’s just me, but this week has felt much colder than normal December temperatures. I’m hoping that doesn’t mean we’re in for a rough winter!
I’m still plugging away at 5k training. My body asked for a cut back week, so I did less running and more cross training this week. I got one 5k workout in finally on Friday. I’m feeling rejuvenated now, so I think the flexible routine was good for me.
I also learned this…
NYC Half! I’m more motivated having a goal to work toward for March, after this New Year’s Day 5k is over.
Monday: 1 hour spin class + Ignite Burn
Tuesday: 45 minute spin class + push ups, kb swings, upright row, tricep kickbacks
Wednesday: 5 easy run
Thursday: short strength circuit + 2 mile walk
Friday: 7 miles with 6 x 800m at 6:27 pace, 200m recoveries, plus 400m at 5:50 pace
Saturday: 10 easy
Saturday was in the low 20s so I wore all.the.layers and it was a good reminder that if I dress properly, winter running is manageable. Some of my friends were running a local donut 5k, so I ran the 4+ miles there, looped around a bit and ran home. Having a destination for a long run helps the miles fly by!
Week two with no oven. We picked out the one we want, and it will be installed this week, thankfully. I want to bake Christmas cookies!
Sunday: Thai coconut tofu veggie stir fry and rice
Wednesday: Kale and feta frittata
Thursday: Our new favorite roast chicken recipe + roasted veggies
Saturday: Fajita bowls with leftover chicken
How are you handling the cold this week?
How often do you take a cut back week?