Monday: Rest after a Sunday longrun. Consumed more bread.
Tuesday: 4.2 miles in the cold. I left work late and I knew the gym would be packed with all the New Year's crowd, so I opted for an outdoor run. It was 14 degrees (including windchill) at the start and it ended up being one of my fastest runs recently (8:04 pace). I guess I am still a northern at heart.
Wednesday: 3.1 miles on the treadmill. I only had a short window to get a workout in and somehow it wasn't fast. So much for pressure leading to speed work.
Thursday: 5.5 Run-commute home. Turned into the best run ever because I found a $20 bill. I guess that makes me a paid athlete earning roughly $3.63 per mile.
I got $20 in my pocket....Friday: Rest day!
Saturday: Woke up to thunderstorms with a tornado warning. Booooo. 20 miler pushed to Sunday. To make life more exciting, I had a bit of a stomach bug all day with a low grade fever, so Sunday's run was downgraded to "whatever I can complete" due to my poor fueling all day. Double booooooo. I have a 3 day weekend next weekend. You can bet that 20 miler will be on like Donkey Kong.
Sunday: Woke up feeling much better with stunning weather outside. There was no way I wasn't running. I set out with the goal of listening to my body with a hope of 5-10. I ended up with 11.5 and a 8:48 pace. That was definitely all I had though in terms of fueling. I am still quite pleased. To celebrate, I made apple bread pudding with the leftover brioche from class last week. Win-win.
Isn't it lovely?!
How was your week? Do you find you have troubles amping it up on the treadmill? Maybe I need to push it a little more.