Training Week 7: Best Damn Race Savannah Half
Snow. Check. Ice. Check. Extreme cold. Check. Pouring rain. Check. Mother Nature sure threw a lot at us this week, but I did my best to keep on keeping on.
- Monday: Yoga (7 minutes), TM Tempo, DM Lower Body
- Tuesday: 4 TM miles, Abs
- Wednesday: Very short Dogwalk (cold! snow!), DM Pilates (11 Minutes), Yoga (8 minutes)
- Thursday: Yoga AM (7 minutes), YFPR Flexibility & Flow afternoon (30 minutes)
- Friday: 11 Mile LSD
- Saturday: Dogwalk, TBL Pilates (30 minutes)
- Sunday: Yoga (7 minutes), 3 mile supported run/race, IS Abbreviated, Dogwalk
Mileage: 23 (-1)
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-7 in the morning — without the windchill (and there was windchill) — I know some people would still run outside in those temps, but some people bungee jump too.
5 miles on the treadmill, 3 at tempo, and stick a fork in me (as far as running).
While cold, it was sunny and not too windy. I didn’t really want to drive somewhere and the roads in my neighborhood were still too slippery. I did 4 miles on the treadmill, stopping each mile to do some abs.
The last time I did a similar workout it seemed to take forever. This time, while yes it took longer than just running obviously, it felt good — maybe in contrast to how hard yesterday’s tempo felt!
Yesterday it poured cats & dogs, then changed over to snow, and this morning the roads just looked a mess. I decided to stay safe and do a shorter run on the treadmill. I made some energy balls I’d been meaning to try out on a long run (so good!). And then I kept looking at the weather, looking at the road, looking at the weather . . . I decided to go for the long run after all.
It was almost noon by the time I started, so I was running through lunch. Had I decided to do this I definitely would have eaten differently and probably not made those energy balls. Basically I was running in neighborhoods near the park, but not in the park — not exactly exciting, but more exciting than running in my own neighborhood, and the roads in my neighborhood were still quite messy with slush and ice when I left.
I was still cautious and slowed over anything that looked wet, but there was no slippery ice like last week and aside from some tired hamstrings (probably because I didn’t foam roll before or warm up at all) the run was fine.
Another cold (but not too bad, except for the wind) supported run/race. It was a tough morning at home, and my heart wasn’t really in it, but I knew I’d be better off running and I also knew that on my own I wouldn’t have pushed it as hard. Not that I really thought I was pushing hard but it was a pretty good pace and nice negative splits.
Favorites of the week
This pie. It’s made multiple appearances on this blog, usually after a double digit run, and it never disappoints.
Seat warmers. Not on my car, obviously, which is almost 19 years old, but the ones in my husband’s car. I swear I wanted to ask him to just drive around some more on the way home from the restaurant so I could just luxuriate in the warmth. I may have actually asked that out loud . . .
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Let’s get the conversation started:
Do you have an amazing dessert that you love and therefore never try the other desserts at the restaurant — even though they look pretty awesome too?
If you do run on the treadmill, do you mix things up on it?
Do you have a different fitness routine during winter?