Week of 1/26/14-2/1/14
Sunday 1/26: Rest day: 30 minutes reflexion yoga, some core work, Runner’s Core Stage 1 level 3 (I decided to go back to the other stages now that I have completed all 3)
Monday 1/27: AM- 10 miles: 5 x 1 mile at half marathon (8:57 pace overall), core, PM- Body Pump
Tuesday 1/28: AM- 8.1 miles easy (9:34 pace overall), core work PM- Runner’s Core stage 1 level 3, 30 min yoga
Wednesday 1/29: 8 miles easy on the treadmill (9:52 pace overall), core work
Thursday 1/30: 10 miles with 6 at marathon pace (8:54 pace overall ), core
Friday 1/31: 8 miles easy (9:37 pace), core
Saturday 2/1: 11 miles (turned into a progression run) (8:38 pace overall)
On Tuesday it was 15 degrees, but felt like 1. This was probably the coldest temperature I have run in, but the wind was only 13 mph so I think other runs with stronger winds have felt worse.
The snow from last week still hadn’t melted, and then we got a little more on Wednesday morning. All week the temperatures were too cold for anything to really melt.
Finally this weekend the weather has warmed up and just as all the snow/ice is going away, I am hearing of another snowstorm on the way tomorrow.
I am getting tired of complaining about the weather, and I am really hoping it will start turning around soon.
Saturday’s long run went really well, and I was a little disappointed that I had told myself to cut it short due to some errors in my training plan. When I got back from my run I felt good, but as the day went on I started to feel a little run down. I realized I was really cold all evening, I felt more tired than usual, and questioned if maybe I was getting sick. Right away I started loading up on vitamin C and antioxidants. I ended up going to bed at 8:30, hoping to feel better in the morning.
When I woke up I felt better overall but my throat was really sore. So now I am just trying to recover as quickly as possible! With more snow on the way, and a possible cold, I have a feeling there will be more obstacles to my training this week! I think I am learning to just go with it, as we just can’t control everything.
Sunday will be spent resting, eating soup, drinking tea, and watching the Superbowl. I also created a smoothie to combat this cold, so check back tomorrow for the recipe!
Do you have any tips for fighting off a cold?
Are you going to watch the Superbowl? Who do you want to win?
How was your week in running?