This week wasn't my most impressive for training. I got the my 3 runs in, but completely missed the mark for cross training. I blame the holidays - but really some weeks are just like that. Anyhow, had 3 great days of running.
In my classroom, we do a stone soup each year for Thanksgiving. The children do most of the vegetable prep during the day and then I cook some stuff up at home before putting the rest of the soup together on Tuesday. Plus I had another project for school I had to get done.
Tuesday: Run 5k @ 10'16"
Initially I was planning on going to a spin class & running with ARE on Wednesday, but then I figured I wanted to rest my legs for Thursdays series of races. I had plans for later in the evening, so I just ran near my house. My legs felt fresh (as they should since I hadn't run since Saturday). After I took a quick shower and headed out to start my extra long weekend.
I had a very productive day. My dogs let me sleep in, which was amazing. I cleaned up my house and eventually got a few key errands done - including a severely overdue oil change, a visit to the post office and some errands at school. I enjoyed a quiet evening with 3 dogs. (so not really that quiet)
Thursday: 10.8 miles total (1.5 mile warm up - 10k race - 5k race)
I've done a recap of the races, but I had a great day of running. I felt good, PRed the 10k and a course PR for the 5k. Somehow I had 20 pictures taken most of them not as awful as I expected. I do like this one, especially since my running form looks quite good!
I enjoyed my black Friday by putting up my Christmas lights & some online shopping. Later I went to Troy Night Out for some walking around. The weather was unseasonably warm.
I had planned on getting in 6 miles on Saturday. But between running some errands and preparing for my high schools friends Thanksgiving dinner. Between stops at target, price chopper, the liquor store, and the beer store - it was suddenly time for me to drive up to Saratoga. During that time, I did send out a text to Dara to see if she'd join me for Sunday miles. Luckily she was on board.
Sunday: 7 miles @ 10'06"
Dara and I met around 9:30 at Lions Park. The miles ticked by really quickly. We had initially planned on 6 but felt good enough to keep going to add one more mile. We chatted the whole time, its nice to see that my comfortable pace is now in the 10s.
|new tights from Janji|
Now with the first round of holidays over, I'm looking forward to 3 full weeks of a normal schedule. I'll definitely be adding some cross training.