And it’s really kind of horrible. Far too many of my runs this past week were done in less than ideal conditions. Here’s a glimpse of what my week looked like:
Monday: 6 morning miles, 8:33 pace
Tuesday: 4.62 miles, 9:07 pace
Hill Repeats (4) + warm up and cool down, on Heartbreak Hill, in a blizzard. Woof, this was a tough one. It definitely made me motivated to doing more hill work though. It was much harder than I ever anticipated, and the weather certainly didn’t help. While it was very pretty, the snow was falling so hard and fast that our tracks were covered between every repeat. S and I brought Riley and he seemed to enjoy himself quite a bit, which makes one of us. The rest of us were on struggle street the whole time.
Wednesday: Treadmill morning run, 5 miles at 8:42 pace
Thursday: Off. I really wasn’t feeling well. I had been battling a cold all week (I’m sure the hill repeats in the blizzard only helped me feel better…) and I just needed a break from everything.
Friday: 5 morning miles, 8:26 pace
Saturday: 13.14 miles, 7:51 pace
Another beautiful day. POURING rain to begin with, very chilly and rainy. By about mile 6 I couldn’t feel my fingers anymore and the rain hard turned into freezing rain, which then turned into snow shortly after that. It was really terrible, but it made me go extra fast. This run surprisingly felt great, aside from the bitter weather conditions.
Sunday: 6 miles, 8:19 pace
I’m pretty sure I was asleep for this entire run. S ran with me and we were both so exhausted we barely said 7 words to each other. I don’t think either of us would’ve done the run had we not had each other though.
Total: 39 miles
Now for some pictures:
Seriously, Tuesday was a blizzard.
I tried my new Nike Lunarglides this week and I absolutely love them. The toe box is way bigger than the 870v4s so they feel nice and roomy. They’re also about the same weight as my Pure Cadences (a little heavier) and have a pretty drastic heel to toe drop (10mm). And let’s face it, they look pretty cool.
Before our long run on Saturday we had a yoga instructor take us through some poses. I (far left) think I look like a natural yogi. Or, as one of our TEAMmates pointed out, a sorority girl posing for a picture.
After our long run on Saturday, S made the best damn scramble I’ve ever had. He will be held to this standard for every breakfast moving forward. It was incredible and the perfect meal to make up for such a hellishly cold run.
And for dinner that night, the best fueling I could muster up.
Lastly, these two favorites of mine.
Happy Tuesday and hope everyone enjoys their SHORT WEEK. I’m headed to LA on Friday to run the Run To Remember Half Marathon on Sunday. Next post will probably be on Tuesday again, along with a race recap. Looking forward to some warmer weather and drier conditions.