I can’t believe the weekend is over already, and the time change isn’t helping. I’m excited that springing ahead means that we will have more light in the evenings, but the mornings are going to be rough for the next few weeks. And I am not a fan of losing that hour of the weekend.
Last week brought a few really warm days in Baltimore- like highs in the 80s. Which meant morning runs were in 50-60 degrees! I ended up running 5 days in a row (Monday-Friday) just because it felt so good to be outside. It looks like we will have some typical March weather for a bit now, unfortunately.
On Thursday I ate lunch outside, and saw that there was still a pile of snow in a nearby parking lot. I guess it will all melt eventually!
Let’s take a look at last weeks workouts:
Monday: 5 miles and core work
Tuesday: 6.22 miles with 3 x 1 mile at 10k pace (was supposed to be 7:30s; ended up being 7:38, 7:35, 7:18- there’s a slight uphill on the route I run on the way out, so I always end up a little faster on the way back)
Wednesday: Strength training plus 3.15 miles easy
Thursday: 4.8 miles and core/hip exercises
Friday: 7.2 miles
Saturday: Rest- I went to my friend’s baby shower in Boston and left the house at 4:30am- even I’m not crazy enough to get up at 3am to run!
The early flight was worth it to get to spend the day celebrating Alli and JT! (Remember when they got engaged and married?) After the shower we hung out at Alli’s sister’s house drinking wine (well, some of us…) and catching up.
Sunday: 6 miles on the hotel treadmill…when we checked into the hotel the night before it was dark out so I wasn’t able to scope out anywhere to run. The hotel gym was empty and it wasn’t too bad getting this run done on the treadmill.
Total: 32.37 miles
Walked: 20.45 miles Push-ups: 3 days
Yearly Total: 434.6/2016
This was my highest weekly mileage in a while, especially considering my “long” run was just 7 miles. However, most weeks I run 5 days a week and this week I did 6. I’ve been enjoying my tempo runs each to help me prepare for a 10k in about a month. Although 10k pace feels much harder than it did 6 months ago!
How do you feel about the time change?
How many days a week do you usually run?
Who else has seen snow that hasn’t melted yet?