I love these photos from the Shamrock... Even the derpy face ones... It's quite clear (and encouraging) my stride is no longer nearly as whackadoodle which means I'm way more efficient. (No more knees turning inward, feet kicking out) all of that was fixed with 4 weeks off running & continued PT. The result: I'm more balanced and using less effort for more power. Boom! *Although I could care less what my stride looks like as long as I can run injury free and PR when I put the work in.*
Tuesday: 5 progressive miles, 6 cycle miles
Wednesday: 5 mile run, 5 mile cycle
Friday: 3 miles with 2x 400's, 7 mile cycle
Saturday: 3 miles with strides
Sunday: 4.97 miles for the Shamrock Shuffle 35:17 and a new PR!!
Cycle: 18 miles, for 1:15
Run: 21 miles, for 2:40
I took this week more conservative since I had a race on the schedule. My priority was to go in with fresh legs and PR and feel great. I PR'd and felt great and was happy with the result especially since I have a very difficult time in cold weather.
Not much else to say about this past week's workouts. For this coming week, I'll go back to 2 speed sessions and hopefully add a longish run on the weekend. I want to keep chasing the sub 20, but I also want to run a half marathon and blow that PR out of the water. I don't have a "goal" 5k on my schedule yet, but will try to find something in the next few weeks to see where I'm really at with the sub 20 goal.
It snowed 6" on Monday. Um yay?
CB didn't find the snow amusing later on in the week either.
Sbux spelled my name correct on Friday and subsequently I bought lotto tickets (to celebrate!) but have yet to check to see if I was a winner.
I bought some books last week. Per Emmers blog post, I bought "how to be Parisian wherever you are" and then proceeded to go overboard with a few more books- well ones I "need" because L and I will be going to Paris and Copenhagen.
I also made CB more spent grain biscuits on Saturday. I have a ridiculous amount of spent grain and biscuits in the freezer now.
This week, I'm looking forward to:
More speed sessions!
Walks outside with the CB dog.
A longish run on the weekend
Our 3rd Mikkeller Running Club run! (Come join us!)