This week brought the official first day of spring, but it certainly didn’t feel like it around here! It was a snowy start to spring, with everything from ice and sleet to cold temps and wind to over 8 inches of snow. Let’s hope that winter is gone for good now!
As far as workouts, I spent some time on the treadmill this week wishing I was somewhere warmer. I was feeling really good and went with it, but by the weekend I could tell my body was getting a little worn out so I backed off. That’s one of the nice things about not following a plan- no pressure to get in certain workouts on certain days!
Monday: 5 miles
This was such a good way to start out the week. Coming off a tough weekend of running (a race on Saturday and 10 miles on Sunday) I kept this nice and easy. It was great to be outside especially because there was no wind! The weather was in the upper 30s and I got to run a little later than usual so I saw some sunlight.
Tuesday: Strength training and 3 miles
After a spring-like day on Monday, winter returned on Tuesday. We had rain, sleet, hail, and wind. Early in the morning wasn’t too bad but I couldn’t get myself outside in colder weather after the beautiful run I had the day before. Instead, I kept it indoors where I could pretend I was running on a beach in Australia.
Wednesday: 10 miles
I ended up being off from work due to the weather on Wednesday (it snowed all day) so I ran 10 miles on the treadmill. Because why not? Probably not the smartest move but it actually felt pretty good.
Thursday: Strength training and 20 minutes spin bike
Finally, a day off from running! I finished off Week 6 of Phase 5 of my strength training plan. In the next phase I will be working on speed to help with the shorter distance races. I’m not exactly sure what that means but it sounds good to me!
Friday: 4 miles
Just an easy 4 start the day. I used iFit to pretend I was running down by the Inner Harbor. This was one of my favorite routes when I lived in the city!
It’s rare that I take a Saturday rest day, but it kind of makes sense. Saturdays end up being a pretty active day outside of working out because I meal prep, clean, and do errands.
Sunday: 8 miles
I was really hoping for better weather for this run. It was 30 degrees, felt like 22, wind in all directions, and ice still on the sidewalks. While it did feel good to get outside, I’m just so over winter.
Let’s hope that now we are done with the cold, snowy weather now and we can move on to spring.
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How were your workouts last week?
Anyone else have a snowy start to spring?
Ever do a mid-week long run just because you had some extra time?