Monday: Easy run with Mindy and Jami. 6.2 miles at 8:52 pace. I did choose to do one fast mile in the middle of the run at 6:30 pace. It felt good to have a fast mile.
Tuesday: Yasso's, 4 sets- 3:26, 3:27, 3:18, 3:20. Remember how when I did these I thought I was going to die? Well, I learned my lesson. This week when I do Yasso's, I'm going to the indoor track. I would rather dodge other people than freeze to death. This run was hard. I didn't even want to get out of bed, and then speed work? Yuck. I got to the track and then my iPod battery died. Doesn't it seem that way sometimes? I didn't quit though!
Wednesday: Rolling hills- solo. 5.28 miles at 7:48 pace. 315 feet in elevation gain. It was so nice to do a run on my own. I feel like I've been losing a lot of my speed and strength lately, so to do my hills workout on my own and end up with a good time made my entire week. My PR for the course I ran was 7:42, so I wasn't too far off.
Saturday: Long run with Jami. I completed my goal! My goal was 6 miles at 8:12 pace and I ended up doing 8 miles at an 8:10 pace. It was great. I have been fighting off a cold and I felt like I couldn't breathe, so that made it a little more difficult. Plus, it was cold (so cold that our water turned slushy in an hour). But I did it and I was proud of myself for the rest of the day. The coolest part of the run was seeing this:
|Photo credit: Ken Hermanson|
Last Week's Goal: Long run with 6 tempo miles in the middle. Check! I really can't say how nice it was to get a long run under my belt after missing out for a couple of weeks in a row.
This Week's Goal: Strength train twice a week. Seriously. I'm going to do it this time! I know it is important- especially considering my history of IT Band problems. I don't know why it's so hard for me to get it done, but I'm going to make it happen. Also, I have a plan for some weight gain! I'm going to do a separate post about this tomorrow, so stay tuned...
How was your running week? Any spectacular or terrible moments you'd like to share? Christmas parties? New Traditions?