And just like that, it’s already the last week of February. Is it spring yet??
This past week was pretty good workout wise. Ran 5 miles for the first time since November and felt great. Also ran outside for the first time all winter! Sunday was a nice 40 degrees – perfect for running.
Here’s the week in training:
Wednesday: 3 mile treadmill run. I wanted to run a 5K the weekend before but didn’t end up doing it because it was cold and snowing. So today I figured I’d try to see what pace I could hold for 5K. Well I held my 5K pace for a mile and a half and then had to turn it down to 9:15 pace. Running workouts on a treadmill is so hard for me mentally! I just can’t wait until I can get back on the track. I also wore my new TrainWithMarc shirt – I love the color and logo! If you want to order one, check out Coach Marc’s website. Also did a short lifting session post-run.
Friday - Spin class. I almost didn’t go because I was feeling so tired in the morning but dragged myself there and felt great after. That quote, “I really regret that workout said no one ever” is so true. Tough class with a lot of hill climbs but I biked 20 miles this time – 2 more miles than last week!
Saturday - Off
Sunday – 4 miles…outside!! It’s funny how 40 degrees feels warm after weeks of single digits or sub-zero temps. My mom and I ran outside and felt surprisingly good for not having ran regularly in months. I think the speed workouts we’ve been doing on the treadmill have really helped.
This was our first real week back to running…I know it’s not crazy miles or anything but I like building up slow so as to not kill my shins. 12 miles of running plus “6 miles” of cross training (spin). Not bad I say! My shins are feeling a bit sore but that’s expected since I really didn’t run more than 2 times a week (and only 2-3 miles) from November-January. Still not 100% sure of my spring half plan…but I do know I want to enter the lottery for the Chicago Marathon this fall!
How’d your last week of training go?
Have you ran Chicago Marathon or Marine Corps Marathon? Thoughts? Please share!
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