Monday: Ballerina Fight Club. 1 hour
Tuesday: 5 Miles, Easy 42:00
Wednesday: 6.5 miles total. Speed. 2x 2 miles at 7:18-20 pace.
Friday: 4 miles, Easy 32:30
Saturday: 5 Miles, 6x 20 second Hills. 40:00
Sunday: 12 Miles. 5 @ GMP (7:55-8:00). 1:45.17
The first 2 runs of the week felt so off. My heart rate was elevated, and for the "easy" pace, the effort was way too hard. Figured it was probably from last Saturday's long run and just feeling overly exhausted from running in the sub freezing temps and wind. Because there was NO WAY it was from putting an incline of "1" on the tread... I stopped going to dance classes the rest of the week to ensure I was well rested and recovered for my remaining runs.
Felt like myself again Friday and was instantly full of confidence again.
Sunday's long run was *almost* a dream. It was freaking cold (no surprise there) and when the wind picked up, the sub zero feels like was almost too much to take.I made a deal with myself to run the first 6-8 miles outside and do the remaining GMP miles on the tread. Surprisingly I felt wonderful and decided to carry on outside. I ran north into the wind first and even tried to run half a mile in the snow field past Oak St Beach during mile 5.. but that was just stupid so I turned around. For the GMP I ran by effort and did not look at my Garmin much.I use the Garmin as a tool, and not a "be all end all." I do not trust it is accurate 100% of the time. I did laps to include a few hills to get my legs acclimated to Knoxville's rollers. The headwind was not bad, and I felt so fantastic overall during this run. With 8 weeks to go until game day, I'm feeling very optimistic that with Coach Britt's plan, and my current fitness I will be prepared to run marathon #11 well.
CB was happy to play with his Tornado again this week.. As long as there's treats involved.
For seemingly not liking the cold, CB really enjoyed running through the snow storm on the way to the vet. Boots make all the difference!