Monday: 4.5 miles on the treadmill. Nothing too remarkable to report. Tried to keep it easy and ended up with a 8:35/mile pace.
Tuesday: 5 miles of hiking out to the Hike Inn. The hike was moderate with over 4800 feet of elevation change. I think it is doable for many abilities and well worth the visit.
Such a relaxing spot to ring in the new year.Wednesday: 6+ miles of hiking back to Amicalola State Park.
Fresh air makes me smile.Thursday: 4 miles on the treadmill (8:35/mile pace). My rear was a little tight from all the elevation gain during our hikes, so I opted for a flat run on the treadmill. Felt good and was happy to be running after two days of hiking.
Friday: Rest day to celebrate a busy work week.
Saturday: No running. I was in a 5 hour bread class and it was awesome. I received a gift card for a cooking class for my birthday and finally got around to scheduling it. I chose an Artisan Breads class because runner's love carbs and I had already learned the art of homemade pasta with my last cooking school gift card. I am sufficiently carbo loaded for the next 6 months. Or at least 6 hours. Needless to say, I didn't have to rush to the store for bread when Atlanta had it's little 'snow' scare on Sunday night.
A sampling of what we made.Sunday: 15.1 miles. I'm not going to lie. I felt like I was working for it the entire run. I was surprised in the end to find out that my pace wasn't too bad (9:16/mile average) and I had over 2200 feet of uphill running. I am very happy I got it done and I am starting to feel like this 10 week training thing might actually work!
How was your week of training? Is the cold weather hurting your workouts?