Well, as usual, my workouts did not go as planned this week. I think I’m done with November. Scratch it off the record. I’ll start over with my base training first thing in December.
|Yes I wore capris. Yes it was only in the teens for temperature. It’s okay, growing up in Syracuse hardens you to snow and frigid temperature.|
I was told that there’d be a few run groups for different paces, but there ended up only being four of us and the other three were all comfortable doing ten miles at an 8 minute pace. Um, no. That’s my pace for 3-4 miles during my training peak. Right now on reduced mileage, bum legs, in the horrible weather, there was no way I was going to hold that pace very long. But I tried hard. I stuck with them for just shy of two miles before turning around and heading back alone.
|I didn’t start my watch until about two minutes in on accident, so I’m closer to four miles than was actually logged on the old Garmin|
The last mile and a half I ran were all uphill into a strong headwind with snow hitting me in the face. Thank you Camp Talooli for the winter beanie with a brim. It was excellent at helping to keep the snow out of my eyes.
|No joke on the temperature, that’s for sure! Can you see where I started running uphill into the wind? Dang ten minute mile *angry fist shake*|
It was a pretty tough run. Between holding such a strong pace the first two-ish miles and running uphill into the wind and snow on the second half, it was definitely not easy. But this is what will make me stronger, faster.
|Looks like a lovely day for a run, eh?|
Anyways, I’m proud of myself for getting out there and trying to make a few new friends. I paid my dues and joined the club, so I may as well just jump right in and start doing some workouts with them.
On the rest of the docket for this week- swim in the morning and spin in the evening on Tuesday, indoor base run and strength training Wednesday, Turkey Trot 5k Thursday, rest Friday. Fingers crossed I actually get through a week of planned workouts for once. Ha. Because I intended to run outside again this morning, but my alarm was set for 7am..? What? So yeah, I overslept, which is just as well since my legs were a bit tight from yesterdays winter run-a-thon. And I was super exhausted from the weekend, so the catch up on sleep was necessary.