A whole month of training down. Things warmed up enough to get outside for every run this week. Friday morning we had a dusting of snow, but it was that crunchy kind that makes for an enjoyable slow run.
Monday: 5 miles moderate pace
Tuesday: Strength (shoulders)
Wednesday: 1 mile w/u, 3×1 mile with 1 min rest, 1 mile c/d
Thursday: 3 mile recovery
Friday: 4 miles easy pace, runner specific strength & balance work
Saturday: 10 mile group run
Total Miles: 27
Nothing too significant to share this week. I did my Wednesday workout along my normal route rather than doing mile repeats on one flat spot. My first mile was closest to goal pace, but my second and third were too fast so it was kind of a failure. I am always looking forward to my recovery run on Thursday. As I mentioned, Friday morning’s run was snowy. I had to take the first and last mile a little slower, but overall it was a really enjoyable run. Things warmed up for the weekend which was great.
Saturday night my husband & I headed downtown. We haven’t been downtown in a while and really during the winter we spend most Saturday nights at home in front of the fire. We went to dinner and then walked around the river for a while before walking to another bar for more drinks before heading home. It was nice to enjoy the spring-like air. About 6 more weeks until the weather is like this as the norm.
Earlier in the day on Saturday I took the dogs to the dog park. Since we don’t have a fenced in yard, I’ve been trying to get them there more often to spend some time off-leash. They get walked twice a day, but sometimes I feel bad they don’t get to wander around and sniff at their leisure. For the most part Gus likes to do his own thing and sniffs around other dogs once in a while. Archie likes to explore and visit with as many dogs as he can. He played with a beagle for a little while as well.
This afternoon I met up with some runner friends for brunch. Three of them came straight from a run together and the rest of us met up at the restaurant. I had been to the same restaurant when it first opened and hadn’t been back. I wasn’t too impressed with my food, but it was nice to catch up with the group and have some time together talking about non-running related things.
Another weekend has gone by too fast. It’s crazy that February is already here. This weekend’s weather was such a teaser to spring which has me somewhat wishing February away already. I’m tired & just rambling now.
Have a great week!