Welcome to the never-ending winter. Wait, didn’t I just say last week that spring was in the air? Apparently that was just a tease. This week we were back to cold, wind, and rain. Luckily we were spared the snow that was originally in the forecast. It did indeed feel like January 95th.
My apologies if I sound grumpy, I think I’m just low on Vitamin D. I ran outside once this week and it was completely overcast. My run was kind of “blah” and I feel like I’ve just been in a rut lately. At least my strength training is going well!
Here is what happened this week:
Monday: 4 miles plus stability exercises
Took this nice and easy after not feeling great on Sunday. I think it was something I ate on Saturday night, but luckily I was feeling better for Easter dinner. By Monday morning I was pretty much back to normal.
Tuesday: Strength training plus 3 miles
Started out my second week of phase 6 of my strength training plan, followed by a short run.
Wednesday: 4 miles
Picked up the pace a bit on this one, but didn’t really feel like following a structured workout.
Thursday: Strength training plus spinning
On Wednesday evening we lost power due to some crazy winds in our area, so I was happy to see that it was back on Thursday morning. Otherwise I would have had to skip my workout. I definitely couldn’t have managed working out in the dark!
Friday: 3 miles
Just 3 easy miles to finish off the work week.
Saturday: 6 miles
It was so dreary out but I was determined to get outside. While I usually would have done more than 6, I just didn’t really feel like it. I figured I would have plenty of more chances to run more miles once the weather improves.
As I said last week I am cutting back a bit on the running as I focus on strength training. I wasn’t quite as sore this week but I do feel like I get more out of the exercises when I am running less. Maybe became I am devoting more energy to those workouts? Who knows. If this weather continues I’m not sure I’ll have the motivation to increase my mileage much anyway!
[Tweet “It may be April but it feels like January 95th at least here in Baltimore! @milebymilerun #weeklywrap #baltimore”]
How were your workouts last week?
Does it feel like a never-ending winter for you too?
Do you feel like you get more out of your strength workouts when you’re running less?