Training Week 4: Best Damn Race Savannah Half
I’m beginning to add in some speed work, but am being somewhat conservative in my training. In fact, I’ll probably continue to go back and forth between three days a week and four days a week. Mostly it will depend on the weather and how my body feels. I’ve also finally began to add in a little weight training too. I love Pilates & Yoga and think both are really beneficial for runners, but I do think lifting is important, too — just how to fit it all in?!
- Monday: TM Speed Intervals (6 x 1:30/30), Dogwalk, TBL Pilates (30 minutes)
- Tuesday: DM 4 Minute Fat Blaster & Flow (25 minutes total), small dogwalks at parents
- Wednesday: Dogwalk, Balanced Life Pilates (30 minutes)
- Thursday: 10 Mile LSD
- Friday: Dogwalk
- Saturday: 6 miles easy, Iron Strength Glutes
- Sunday: Dogwalk, hopefully later . . .
Mileage: 20 (+1)
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Snow again in the morning. Nothing much to write home about, but when I saw a truck sliding around the neighborhood, I knew I’d be better off on the mill. Again. It did melt later on, but I had to get my run in in the morning.
Increased the time of my speed interval, decreased the pace just a bit, and it went well.
There was lovely sunshine in the morning, but by the time I was able to run in the afternoon, it had turned cloudy and raw and I chose the wrong jacket. OTOH, it was a strong run and one of my fastest 10 mile training runs.
Had I known the predicted rain on Friday would fizzle pretty early on, I would have run on Friday, but maybe it was a good thing, as my knee had this really weird ache afterwards. Felt fine while walking but every time I had to lift it it hurt. No cyst and definitely not runner’s knees or IT problems. Just weird.
It may have been warm for December in upstate NY, but that wasn’t exactly warm. Since I’d already done my long run I started after the group did, as I only wanted to run 6 miles. The knee was back to normal — the only thing I can think of is that my compression socks, which I always wear when it’s cold, somehow caused some muscle ache.
I totally meant to add in some strides at the end of this run and I totally forgot about them. Oh well.
Favorites of the week
Mostly feeling good (had a weird day Friday but was fine by Saturday), strong running, little to no snow — life is mostly good.
Saw two good movies this weekend. One on Amazon, which we missed in the theaters, “Wonder”, which we both enjoyed and wasn’t quite what I’d expected. And we went to see “Green Book” today which I highly recommend if you’re in the mood to laugh and be moved.
Let’s get the conversation started:
Happy New Years! Any NY races? I do one on NYD. Pretty sure it won’t be canceled this year like last year was due to cold — and that’s not a bad thing!
Are you busy signing up for 2019 races? I am wide open, mostly
Quiet night in (yes) or party animal?