Man, Winter blew in with a vengeance this week; even a little white stuff fell from the sky as the temps plummeted . . . just in time for my 15k..
- Monday: YFPR Hips, Dogwalk, 5 miles easy, DM Pilates
- Tuesday: Dogwalk, DM Abs & Arms
Wednesday: 4 miles easy with 6 x ???? strides, Dogwalk, YFPR Hips
- Thursday: Dogwalk, DM Abs
- Friday: 3 Miles easy with 3 x 20ish strides, DM ST, 30 minutes swim (4 laps with kickboard)
- Saturday: Dogwalk + a busy day of errands
- Sunday: JY Hip, Calf & Hamstring reset, Stockadeathon (15k)
Mileage: 21.4ish (+5.4)
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I ignored the weather forecasts, went to the park, and was rewarded with no rain (that came later in the day).
About mile 4 there were 3 ladies walking abreast on the narrow paths. They moved aside for the guy walking towards them, then spread out . . . right in front of me.
Did you know anger makes you speedy?
So now it’s really cold. Like winter cold. 30s. It clouded over, but by the time I’d warmed up 1.5 miles with Bandit, the sun had come out.
The new Charmed print from Skirtsports is thinner and less compressive than their normal tights, so perfect for those in between weather days (and of course there’s three pockets).
Seriously, what’s up with the wind? The Wind Chill? And that white stuff falling from the sky (not much, thankfully). I probably would have stayed inside except there were strides on the plan and strides are pretty much impossible on the mill. With the right gear, it was fine.
What wasn’t fine? Bandit. I really don’t think it was the cold; I think it was the jacket. But you know those crazy crossfitters pulling all those crazy things? Try dragging a 20 lb dog who really doesn’t want to run, just sayin’.
Oh, and I was supposed to do 10 x 20 second strides. Oopsie.
Someday I’m going to have a great rest day before a race. Yesterday was not that day. And despite the cold, I nailed my outfit and the race. More to come on Tuesday, probably.
Favorites of the week
I decided I needed a bagel and lox instead of my normal overnight oats for my race breakfast today. I don’t have an iffy stomach and even though I’d never had a bagel and lox before a race or a long run, I was pretty sure it would be just fine and it was.
My new personal blender finally arrived. So far, so good. Unfortunately I didn’t get as much baking done as I wanted to this busy weekend, I did prepare the filling for the fig bars, which will now be fig cranberry bars since I didn’t have enough dried figs as it turned out. Hey, that’s Thanksgiving-y, right?
Not so much a favorite, but I had to share. Look way in the back of Bandit. Notice that sweater peaking out from under the covers? Yeah, that was on Bandit when we went to bed. Another one bites the dust. Darn dog is super hard to find sweaters/jackets for.
And that’s a wrap
Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you find you run faster when your angry?
Or how about when it’s cold?
If you have a dog & you live someplace cold, does your dog have sweaters/jackets?