Saturday - I had to get this run done early, and it was supposed to be really windy. Can I tell you all how sick of running in freezing temps and wind I am? I've had enough. So I ran 10 miles on my treadmill. Thank goodness for Parenthood on Netflix. Overall, I kept it at a really slow pace and felt pretty good. I tried out running with compression socks to see if that would make a difference for my peroneal tendons. Surprisingly, yes. My posterior tibial tendon is still not super happy, but I think it'll just have to deal. 10 miles in 1:49:42.
Sunday - Rest day, although I did squeeze in about a half hour of pilates obliques and lower ab stuff. But mostly just rest.
Monday - Speed Drills! 1 mile warm up, 1 mile @7:50, 3 min rest, 800m @ 7:50, 2 min rest, 600m @ 6:50, 2 min rest, 400m @ 6:40, 1 mile cool down. I really liked this workout, even though I didn't quite hit the paces. But that's ok, because I know my body got the intended physical workout from it. I think I liked best that it was only 4 intervals, even if that first one was a whole mile. My average paces actually broke down to 7:49, 7:58, 7:02, 6:56. So, like I said, not quite there. The shorter the interval, the harder it is for me to zero in on that speed. Plus, I had programmed this into my watch and then kind of forgot what paces I was actually targeting. So that 2nd interval I kept thinking "am I going too fast? Too slow? Why is my watch beeping at me? Should I slow down? Oh no, speed up! Ahhhh!!!" Next time: pay more attention to the required paces. 4.72 miles in 42:52, average pace of 9:05.
Tuesday - 45 minutes on my stationary bike before breakfast, and then some pilates videos before lunch. Mostly some cardio, with abs thrown in. The names of the videos are the best part: Flat Stomach Fat Melter, Train Insane HIIT, and Perfect 10 Abs. Blogilates is also doing a challenge for the first 14 days of February where you are supposed to Instagram pics of specific poses. Today's was #getreadyhereicome. I don't know where she comes up with this stuff!
Wednesday - 5 miles on the treadmill at easy pace - average of 10:16. The temps were back in the single digits this morning, with lots of wind, so I figured taking it easy on the treadmill was totally ok. Plus I'm trying to rehab these tendons in my feet - peroneals are feeling a lot better with daily calf/hip stretching and compression socks. My posterior tib is still not happy with me on run days. Fine when I'm walking or running, but if I turn my foot in sharply, there's pain. Weird, right?
Thursday - Fartlek run: 1 mile warm up, 5 x 800m at 7:40-7:50 pace (3 min rest), 1 mile cool down. This run was a little tough. Overnight we got a dusting of snow, and it's been very cold so the roads were a little slick. I managed to power through the intervals with the rest periods in between. It's funny because when I read this workout, I thought "oh, I won't need that much rest!". Wrong. Those 3 minutes were a welcome relief! My intervals broke down to 7:51, 7:52, 7:50, 7:51, 7:53. So juuuuust shy of the target pace zone. But with the road conditions, I think it's a win. 5.81 miles.
Friday - Rest day. The inside of my ankle has been bugging me more than I'd like. I'm also meeting a friend for lunch, so I just don't know that I'll be able to fit in anything today. But I'm ok with that.