Last week was more of the same- cold, wind, snow, ice- you know the deal. I had hoped to run my virtual 5k this weekend. The time frame is from the 2/19 to 2/28. But after our ice storm on Thursday it stayed pretty cold and I didn’t feel comfortable doing a fast run like that outside. We have another round of snow coming through on Monday, but after that it’s supposed to warm up. I still structured my week around the possibility of this race, so let’s call this a taper week.
Weekly Run Down: Let’s Call This A Taper Week
Monday: 6.1 Treadmill Miles with Hill Intervals
Tuesday: 4.2 Treadmill Miles + Core/Mobility
Wednesday: 5.1 Miles with 6 x 400s at 5k pace + 4 x 30 Seconds Strides
Thursday: 4.2 Treadmill Miles + Core/Hip Exercises
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 6 Miles + Core
Sunday: 3.3 Miles
A Speedwork Day Outside
On Wednesday morning I had the opportunity to run outside. Most of the snow had melted, but it was a real feel of 14 degrees. I was torn about doing speedwork. If I did my race this weekend, I didn’t want to do any hard workouts that close to the race. But if I pushed it back to next week, I wanted to get in another harder workout and remind my legs how to run fast.
I figured the soonest I would do the race would be Sunday, so I settled on 400s at 5k pace. Nothing too crazy, but enough to remind myself what 5k pace feels like. Other than a weird, windy 2nd rep, the workout went really well. And it felt SO good to get outside!
A Windy and Icy Saturday Run
By Saturday I had decided to push back my 5k to the following week, so I figured I could run some miles but nothing too long or intense. I waited until the sun was up since it was so icy out. The sidewalks and grass were coated in snow and ice, so I ran in street since I was in a quiet neighborhood. It felt so good to get outside!
Sunday Runday- More of the Same
Sunday morning started out cold again, with a real feel of 12 degrees. But I was determined to run outside. My legs didn’t really feel like moving, but it did feel good once again to get outside. There was still lots of ice that I had to jump over and I had to run in the streets because the sidewalks were not clear.
National Drink Wine Day
Thursday was National Drink Wine Day, which was great timing! Like seriously, after what we have all been through the past year, couldn’t the weather cut us all a break?
Has the weather impacted your running/racing plans lately?
Did you celebrate National Drink Wine Day?