Week 11 of 16
Merry Christmas! I just LOVE this time of the year! So much joy and holiday cheer—and a big week of running!
I went on an awesome run on Monday which included 3x1 mile repeats. I got out of work early and wanted to take advantage with some extra miles so I headed to New Seabury. 2 mile warm up, 2.5 mile cool down and 0.5 miles in between repeats. It was cold and starting to rain/snow/wintery mix but I was happy to get it done outside before the snow really started to cover the ground.
Tuesday I made it back to Run Club for 2 weeks in a row! Just about the whole crew was there and it was fun catching up and gossiping—mostly about a fellow (well, former) Run Clubber that recently got arrested in Florida. Horrible, horrible, horrible! I even stayed after and got something to eat and drink at the Lanes. So wild, I know.
Wednesday’s run felt awful. I felt so sluggish but I took it easy and got it done. This feeling of tired, heavy legs carried over into my long run but let me tell you… 20 miles outside was SO MUCH BETTER than 18 miles on a treadmill. I was loving every minute of it even though I was struggling to keep progressing forward. Ideally I would have run long on Saturday but the weather wasn’t looking as good as Friday so luckily my dad had the day off and was able to join me for support. It was pretty chilly but not as bad as our last 16 miler as we made many, many loops around Falmouth past the beaches.
I had 4 miles left for the week and I wasn’t sure how I’d break it up between Christmas Eve Saturday and Christmas Sunday. G woke me up on Saturday and I was happy to see it wasn’t raining yet so I quickly changed and got her out the door. I wasn’t planning on taking her all 4 miles in one day BUT she did it! She ran 4 miles only once before and it was back in April. She kind of dragged me to keep going after 2 miles so I figured, why not? It was nice to not have to worry about running on Christmas and also totally wiped her out for the rest of the day, even when my guests arrived for Christmas Eve dinner.
· Christmas present from Georgie… “My running partner is a real bitch” coffee mug!
· 5 weeks until the Miami Marathon!
8.5 miles (1:03:31) with 3x1mi <--6:46, 6:27, 6:34
Taught spin class
Marathon Sports Run Club! 3.38 miles with Allison and Stacey (32:04)
4 miles (32:04)
Taught spin class x2
20 miles with daddo on the bike (2:42:46)
Merry Christmas Eve!
3.94 miles with G (37:09)
This week’s mileage: 40 miles
This week’s G mileage: 4 miles
December Totals: 131 miles
2016 Totals: 954 miles