Hello and Happy Friday!
Here we are at the end of another freezing cold week. Oh, maybe that's just where I am...on Mars...
Saturday - Freeze Yer Gizzard 5k & 10k. You can read more about it here if you missed my other post. Safe to say - I froze my gizzards but lived to tell about it!
Sunday - a rest day, although I did manage about 30 minutes of pilates.
Monday - Technically, Mondays are for workouts. But I couldn't bear the thought of doing the tempo run I had on the schedule outside when it was still -20's, and I didn't want to do it on my treadmill, either. So I swapped Wednesday's easy run for today's workout. 5 easy miles on the treadmill in about 55 minutes. Super slow.
Tuesday - 45 min on my bike, plus some Blogilates upper body stuff. Kind of hit and miss for the day.
Wednesday - 2 x 2 tempo miles. 1 mile warm up, 2 miles at 8:20-8:30 pace, 4 min rest, 2 miles at 8:20-8:30 pace, 1 mile cool down. I waited until a little later in the day to run this, mainly because I am really sick of running in cold weather. But, it was cold anyway, and snowing. I was nervous about not hitting the paces because the last time I ran this workout, it was really hard and I was about 10 seconds behind for the second two mile interval. However, I nailed this! My average pace for the first interval was 8:26, 8:31 for the second set. I will completely take that as a win. 6.37 miles in 57:30. Also squeezed in some pilates total body stuff - mostly abs, hips, and butt.
Thursday - 5 easy miles. Oh my goodness, were my legs tired! This was a bit of a slog the whole time, but I felt good mentally and wanted to get it done, so I just slowed my pace way down and got through the miles. 5 miles, 49:53, average pace 9:59.
Friday - Rest day. Although I think I will be doing some pilates, and of course foam rolling and stretching.
Thankfully it's supposed to warm up a bit this weekend to a whopping 25 or so. Yes, that is warm in my book now. Good luck to all those getting the snowpocolypse this weekend!