I ran 11 miles yesterday, and after my mentally crazy 10 miler from last week, this was a piece of cake. My legs felt great and I progressively got faster as I went along. I broke down the run into three parts: I ran the first 3 with a friend, then went 4 miles out and 4 miles back home. I won’t have another long run for about 10 days so that helped push me along. I’m pretty sure my sugar-filled Campfire Mocha from Caribou the night before helped. Gotta carbo load. Seriously what does a girl have to do for a coffee sponsorship! haha
My workouts from last week were pretty laid back. I’ve been feeling slightly burnt out, so I didn’t do much heavy lifting or hit my goal mileage. I’m not beating myself up though, today is the start of a new week, a new year and I’m already in much better running shape than I was a year ago. I have 11 weeks until my first race of the year! The Rock n’ Roll USA 1/2 here in DC on March 15th. My weekly mileage is almost where it needs to be and I’m gearing up to begin speed work, hill work and tempos. <—I know this shit sounds awful to some, but after a month and a half of easy running I’m ready for the hard stuff.
Speaking of hard stuff… I just had to show off the chocolate from my stocking. Santa always brings the goods!
Tuesday: 25 min TRX shoulders, foam rolling
Wednesday: 3 miles
Thursday: 3 miles 8:30/pace, 10 min abs, 10 min lower back
Friday: 8 hilly miles! 7:57/pace
Sunday: 3 miles + 8 miles 8:16/pace
Total Miles: 25
Anyone running a New Years Day 5K?