First of all, I added a weekly detail page to my training spreadsheet:
So that’s the exciting running news. 😉 Here’s what was supposed to happen this week:
- Monday: 5 easy miles.
- Tuesday: 5.5 easy miles, yoga.
- Wednesday: 4.5 easy miles, lower body strength.
- Thursday: yoga, optional cycle class.
- Friday: 3 miles with hill sprints, upper body strength.
- Saturday: 12 easy miles.
- Sunday: rest day.
What actually happened:
5…ish easy miles. My Garmin had not connected when I started running and I knew it beeped early for the first mile. But then I turned around at my usual 5-mile turnaround spot and it said 5 miles when I got back. But then I mapped it manually and it was a bit short. In conclusion, distance = ??
5 easy miles, 40 minutes of restorative yoga. This time I ran what I thought was a 5-mile loop from my house and Garmin said it was 5.1, so…I’m calling Monday + Tuesday 10 miles.
3.5 easy miles. I was tired and had a lot of work today, so put off the strength workout. It was also really windy, and after I had started running I realized the route I had planned included going to the top of a hill where it’s always windier. So I cut the hill out and made up the rest of the route as I went, which resulted in the run being shorter than planned.
Upper body strength workout.
Lower body strength workout, 3.5 trail miles. Decided to skip the hill sprints this week since usually I do them on Tuesday and that’s too close to next week’s for my liking. I went to a trail instead, which was not my best decision because the snow hadn’t melted BUT it was also 60 degrees and sunny, so all the snow on the trail was soft and/or slushy.
12 easy miles, split into 5 and 7; 50 minutes of yin yoga. I initially went to a Forest Service road that’s currently closed to cars but open for snowmobiles etc, because I thought the snow would be well packed down. But….Saturday was just as warm as Friday. I don’t think it froze overnight, either. So I had another soft snow situation and after 2.5 slow, wobbly miles I gave up and turned around.
Then I drove to a dirt road I’ve run on before. It was super windy again Saturday, which I hadn’t realized during run #1 because that road was mostly sheltered from the wind. But for the first half of run #2, I was going uphill against the wind. I had to keep taking walk breaks just for a slight respite from the wind. I was so tired even before I reached the steepest part of the road (which I walked entirely). At least I got to run downhill with the wind on the way back.
29.2 miles, 1,600 feet elevation gain, 2 strength workouts, 2 yoga sessions.