Now that I am running more regularly, time to start racking off my Miles for Dollars donations! As promised, I am running 1 mile for each dollar donated that week. Up first is Frank from Run 50 Plus. Huge Thank You to Frank for his awesome support! Though Frank and I work around the corner from each other, we've only had the chance to meet once during his first half marathon, Galloway 13.1. Frank ran an amazing 22 races in 2014(!) and recently PR'd the 10k! I've managed 12.2 of your miles this week and will complete the other 14 next week!
Monday: First back to back running days of the new year. Happy to report that my legs felt fine and I wanted to run longer. Patience is a virtue (and it's not my favorite one).
Actual: 3.1 miles running (9:32/mile pace)
My other favorite pint.Tuesday: Back on the bike to shake out my legs. I can feel them getting stronger as some of my cross training activities are not as challenging as when I started.
Actual: 30 minutes cycling (18.4 miles/hour)
Wednesday: Another good run and my first run over 30 minutes for the year! It made me smile.
Actual: 3.6 miles running (9:33/mile pace); Strength training (squats, lunges, arms)
Thursday: Legs felt a bit tired today so it was cross training for me and lots of stretching.
Actual: 30 minutes Elliptical
Friday: I was ready for a rest day.
Saturday: I rested again. I need to make a concerted effort to spread out my rest days as I am building back up. I felt the need for another rest day.
Actual: More rest.
Sunday: Longest run of the year! I felt fine throughout the run and afterwards. Happy to be getting back in the swing of it!
Actual: 5.5 miles running (9:33/mile)
Fun links of the week:
100: Head/Heart/Feet: This movie looks awesome and friend who has seen it said it was great. Keep an eye out for it in your area!
Some Tips for Urban Trail running from Trail Runner Mag
How was your week? Any races to report?