I’m sure most of you can relate when I say this was another snowy, icy, cold week of workouts. But I’m not here to complain. The workouts still got done and we are one week closer to spring. Let’s dive in and see how the week played out.
Weekly Run Down: Another Snowy, Icy, Cold Week of Workouts
Monday: 6.5 Treadmill Miles with Hill Intervals
Tuesday: 4.25 Treadmill Miles and Strength Training
Wednesday: 6 Miles with 6 x 800 at 5k Pace
Thursday: 4.25 Treadmill Miles and Strength Training
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 7.2 Miles
Sunday: 4 Miles + Core/Hip Exercises
Snowy, Icy, Cold Week
When we last left off last week, it was snowing on Sunday. It came down hard and fast, but then turned to rain and most of it washed away that day! I didn’t run outside Monday or Tuesday because so much snow had melted that I knew there would be icy spots since it was still so cold out. On Wednesday night we got more snow- about 4-5 inches. Then on Saturday night we had an ice storm. So now those 4-5 inches of snow are now nicely coated with a layer of ice.
I’m supposed to be training for a 5k but the weather the last 2 weeks has made it challenging. I struggle to do speedwork on the treadmill so I’m been incorporating hills instead. Based on my heart rate I am not getting the same intensity of workouts, but it’s better than nothing.
At least this week I got outside for my speed workout. We had a break in the snow and it was in the mid 20s on Wednesday. I did 6 x 800s, which I had also done a few weeks ago, this time with a shorter recovery time. Let me just tell you, 1 minute of recovery feels like nothing when you are doing 800s. I hit all my splits except one so I was happy about that.
My long run wasn’t very long this week- 7 miles. I was glad to get it done outside even though it was a little icy. It was in the low to mid 20s, but actually felt pretty warm. Crazy how our perspective on winter temps changes as the months go on!
We’ve all been having sleep issues around here- well, me and Grayson at least. A few days this week I work up well before my alarm- like between 2:45 and 3:15 am, and couldn’t fall back to sleep. Of course when that happens I’m tired all day and just want to go to bed at like 7.
Meanwhile Grayson has been skipping his naps every few days. He will either has a nice long 2 hour nap, or refuse to nap at all. It seems like if he sleeps until 6 or later he won’t nap. I know some kids start dropping their naps early, but I’m hoping this is just a phase. He isn’t getting enough sleep at night to not need a nap. (And I need that break in the day, especially while I am working from home!)
I got my second dose of the vaccine on Thursday! My arm was sore that night, and I felt a little tired and achy on Friday, but nothing too bad. I was really worried after hearing some stories about how terrible some people felt after it. I mean it would be worth it anyway, but feeling sick and watching a toddler all day is not fun.
Now I just need to figure out when I’m going to do this 5k. I was hoping to do it next weekend, but at this point it’s really going to depend on the weather.
Did you have a snowy, icy, cold week of workouts?
How are you adjusting to the weather for your training?
Do you ever wake up really early and not fall back to sleep?