Monday - scheduled 3 miles easy. Actual 3 easy miles. Conditions were incredibly icy (such that the first day of classes was actually canceled here), so I opted to kick off training on the treadmill. I watched some Netflix and ran at an average pace of 10:57.
|It's petty outside, but very slippery as there's a thick layer of ice underneath a few inches of fluffy snow.|
Wednesday - scheduled rest. Actual rest. I was glad to take the day off as my whole upper body and my hips were really sore from the previous day's yoga class.
Thursday - scheduled 4 miles speed work. Actual 3 miles easy. I was still feeling sore in my shoulders, arms, and hips, so I opted to switch workouts. I kept it easy, hoping to flush out some of the soreness, and ran at an average pace of 10:57.
Friday - scheduled 3 miles easy. Actual 4 miles speed work on the treadmill. I warmed up and then did 4x800 with jogging 800 recoveries in between each. My target average pace for the repeats was between a 9:20 and a 9:30 pace. I hit the pace for all of my repeats and averaged 9:58 a mile for the workout.
Saturday - scheduled belly dance class. Actual belly dance class. One of the things on my 32 in 32 list was to take a dance class. To that end, I signed up for a 5 week belly dance basics course. Saturday was my first class. As some one who isn't particularly coordinated, it was challenging but a lot of fun. I definitely felt my lower back, abs, and hips getting worked in ways that they don't during running and yoga.
Sunday - scheduled 5 miles LSD. Actual 5 miles run at an average pace of 11:23. I wasn't very comfortable during this run, as I probably should have waited another hour or so after brunch to run it, but I got it done.
Total scheduled miles: 15.
Actual miles: 15.
Cross training workouts: 2.
Today kicks off week two of training. Today is also my mama's birthday! I'm wishing her a very happy 61st!