I have to admit this week that I thought the wheels were going to fall off a couple of times. For the first time in quite a while, I felt like I was scrambling on multiple fronts and like I was trying to punt and play for field position but doing it poorly. (Are football metaphors allowed in the post-season? Are they allowed when they are atrociously mixed?) I managed to get most of my miles in for the week, and I'm hoping that this next week will proceed a little more smoothly.
Monday - scheduled 3 miles easy. Actual 3 miles easy. After I got home from campus, I hopped on the treadmill and logged an easy work out at an average pace of 10:50 min/mile.
Tuesday - scheduled yoga. Actual yoga. My friend and I broke up our days on campus by heading to a 60 minute Ashtanga class at lunchtime. It was good to get moving and sweat out some toxins. It felt a bit easier to go through most of the primary series this week.
Wednesday - scheduled rest. Actual rest.
Thursday - scheduled 4 miles speed work. Actual 4 miles of speed work. After a couple weeks back at the yoga studio, I wasn't miserably still sore 48 hours after practice. I did 4 x 800s with jogging recoveries. My pace averaged out to 10:00 min/mile. I followed up the run with 25 push-ups and 100 crunches.
Friday - scheduled 4 miles easy. Actual rest. I had a meeting in the morning, was working on campus all day, and opted to go out for dinner and drinks with a friend and another girlfriend of hers in the evening.
Saturday - scheduled belly dance. Actual 9 miles LSD. Since we were planning to host a Super Bowl party on Sunday, I knew it would be tricky to get my run in and do the class prep, cleaning, and cooking I needed to do before I friends arrived for the party, so I did my run on Saturday. Also I have to admit that given the choice between getting in a long run and going to belly dance I will choose running every time. I didn't feel quite as strong as I did during my long run last weekend, but I logged the miles. My pace averaged out to 11:21 min/mile.
Sunday - scheduled 9 miles LSD. Actual 2.5 miles recovery. I hopped on the treadmill for a quick, easy recovery run. Sadly 2.5 miles at an 11:14 min/mile pace doesn't really negate complete gluttony at a Super Bowl party.
Total scheduled miles: 20.
Actual miles: 18.5.
Cross training workouts: 1.
Total chips eaten at Super Bowl party: not quite a googolplex.
Most delicious dish brought by a friend to our party: chocolate, olive oil, and rosemary bread.
Did you watch the Super Bowl? Are you training for any February races?