Monday~ Abs and Arms 25 mins
Tuesday ~ 5 Miles Sub 9's
Actual~ 5 miles @ 8:41P
Calm winds made this run feel really great! Soreness from the previous week was minimal...yay!
Splits: 8:43, 8:39, 8:35, 8:55, 8:36
Thursday~7 miles Alternating
Actual~ 5 miles Alternating
Due to the terrible weather conditions...whirling winds and sideways sleet aimed directly in my face, I decided to knock off two miles at the last minute. I figured I had suffered enough with what I was able to accomplish.
Splits: 9:27, 8:05, 9:34, 7:57, 9:13
Saturday~ 10 Miles Easy
Actual~ 10 Miles @ 9:28P w/Jeffrey
Jeff and I got the opportunity to hit the pavement together for the first time in THREE YEARS! It just doesn't seem possible that it's been that long, but it has. We set out agreeing that I should lead the way so he didn't push the pace. We were grooving along pretty good...chatting about this and that when we came upon the hill of death. I didn't think too much about it and gave a pretty good push to get up it. What followed would have to be the most challenging 2 miles of my life!!! As we headed west into a relentless 20-25 mph windstorm, Jeff provided his best rendition of Jim Cantore. If ya'll don't know who he is, here's a peek....
Let's just say that by the end of this run I felt pretty whooped. I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with my sweetie...lord knows we can use every second we can get! He seemed to enjoy his "extended recovery run" too :)
Splits 9:17, 9:14, 9:08, 9:02, 9:18, 10:06, 9:58, 9:48, 9:34, 9:26
Weekly Total 20.01
This week felt soooo much better than last week. I'm officially staying out of the cemetery until after my two long races this spring. Next week I will be venturing into uncharted long run territory one more time before the race, and I'm feeling really good about it!
3 Weeks til Go-Time!!!
P.S. Sometimes the best medicine is Rest and Reflection.