Another week down! While my weekend of running didn’t go as planned (when does it ever), I was able to get in some good miles through the week! Coming up on a weekend pacing event, maybe a week with lower miles than needed was a good thing… We shall see next week!
weekly workouts : week 9 (jan 22)
Monday- OFF (1 walking mile)
Today is a day off – a welcome day off since I probably pushed a little too hard in my run last night (Garmin told me to rest for over 40 hours…ouch – but it felt good!!). I went for a cold, snowy walk to the store and then back to work.
Tuesday- 4 miles
Ice. Snow. Slick… While the temps were manageable, the slippage was a little more interesting. I wore my trail shoes rather than my road shoes to try and limit the amount of slipping – and it worked out well!
Yesterday’s snow, melt, ice, snow made for an interesting run today! Best – untouched; Worst – anything cleaned, de-iced, salted…funny how that happens. • It’s days like today that having an extra layer of protection on my feet helps keep the blisters away. @pjuractive #2skin was easy to apply and I didn’t have to worry about the snow making my feet wet and susceptible to blistering. #pjuractive #pjuractive2skin #bibchat #bibravepro • • • #garminrocks #FitFluential #sweatpink #iamempowered #oisellevolée #flystyle #runhappy #werunsocial #2018in2018 #runtheyear2018 #RTY2018 #ffcheckin @garminfitness #beatyesterday #womensrunning #runitfast #RunTheDay #RunGum #zensah #irun4aidennicole
There’s nothing like the sigh of disappointment when you THINK you are done with your miles for the day to look at your Garmin and see that the 6-6.5 mile loop you ran was only 5…and you still have more to go… Hmmmff. Oh well, at least my running buddy wasn’t too disappointed about the “extra”… *mental note : recheck routes and distances*
8 cold morning miles • I was excited to try my new @brilliant_reflective Safety Strips on my @turtlegloves – but when I looked down around 2 miles in, the stick-on strips were gone! Um…okay. I guess I will have to try the iron-on ones tonight… #bebrilliant #brilliantreflective #brilliantsafe #bibchat #bibravepro @bibrave
8 miles 5 miles + 0.3 mile walking (next to little man riding his bike)
I hit the trails over lunch today. It was a beautiful afternoon and I didn’t want to miss it! Since I didn’t get as far with little man on the bike (and it was cooling off), I decided to add my missing miles to this weekends runs (probably tomorrow).
A beautiful anomaly of a day – 5 lunch run sidewalk/gravel/trail/gravel/road/sidewalk miles • Testing @drinkdetach today before and during my run – enjoyed the flavor, felt the speed in my legs from those micro-proteins, and stayed hydrated 👍 I’m sure glad I was able to test it out today! More testing coming tomorrow! #drinkdetach #getdetach #getahabit • What moves you?! While Detach Coconut+ kept me fueled, @pjuractive #2skin kept me chafe-free! #pjuractive2skin #bibchat #bibravepro • • • • #garminrocks #FitFluential #sweatpink #iamempowered #oisellevolée #runhappy #werunsocial #2018in2018 #runtheyear2018 #RTY2018 #ffcheckin @garminfitness #beatyesterday @brooksrunning #gotoshoe #thankyourunning #brooksrunning #womensrunning #runitfast #RunTheDay #RunGum #zensah #irun4aidennicole
2 miles 10 miles (2 miles on the schedule, 3 from yesterday, 5 from tomorrow’s run)
My future-thinking self remembered that I am pacing a half marathon next weekend…one long 22 miler this weekend might be a bit much for my legs this weekend. Soooo, I decided to break up my long run into 2 days…plus the miles that I needed anyway…
With a dying light vest, I was able to still #beseen with my new @brilliant_reflective Safety Strips on my old, tried-and-true long sleeve 💜 #bebrilliant @bibrave #bibchat #bibravepro • • • • #garminrocks #FitFluential #sweatpink #iamempowered #oisellevolée #runhappy #werunsocial #2018in2018 #runtheyear2018 #RTY2018 #ffcheckin @garminfitness #beatyesterday @brooksrunning #gotoshoe #thankyourunning #brooksrunning #womensrunning #runitfast #RunTheDay #RunGum #zensah #irun4aidennicole
Today was my big Detach testing day! I drank a bottle 30 minutes before my run, kept a bottle of Coconut+ in my hydration pack, and made a post-run smoothie/shake with it as well! Check out my blog post from last week about this light, crisp coconut water based pre/mid workout beverage 🙂 You can even save a little ordering online!
22 miles 16 miles
While I was “fully prepped” for my run, I still left the house just a little later than I wanted. If I got out on time, I would have ran all 17 miles. Since I got out a little late, I was able to get in 16 before needing to be home! Not too bad! Too bad my legs were sure tired the last 4 miles – a constant battle with myself to just run home, calculating miles at every turn, and talking myself into not short-cutting the last couple turns to get the miles I needed…
Anyone else prepare for a long run as you would a race? • Especially in the winter, I am sure to have the necessities laid out so I don’t have time to waste! – gear ✔️ – clothes ✔️ – hydration ✔️ – @pjuractive 2skin Anti-chafe ✔️ • It’s great that some of my favorite cold weather gear is prepped for early morning running with @brilliant_reflective Safety Strips! When I need to wear my hydration vest, I would rather not wear an additional reflective vest…and #brilliantreflective is the perfect compromise! #bebrilliant #bibchat @bibrave #bibravepro • – much laundry to do tomorrow ✔️ (made easy with @sweatxsport) #sweatx #xtheodor • • • • #2skin #pjuractive #pjuractive2skin @nathansportsinc #runstrong #runlong @rungum #rungum #runtheday #buildthepath @turtlegloves @eaglecreek @aftershokz #shokzsquad
10 miles OFF
With tired legs from yesterday, I decided to sleep in. I wasn’t sure when I would be able to get in the miles – Sunday is for family/little man. While the hubs is out watching football, little man is napping…and I am not running. I tried to make plans to meet up with my running buddy, but little man was still asleep when the time came to go run…so I just settled into the couch and watched some TV. While weather in the 40s isn’t too bad, I didn’t really feel like taking him out in the stroller… After a long day and a comment of “I was going to try and talk you into staying home with us” from the hubs, I decided to forego my run all together. You win some, and you win some – the extra family time was priceless : )
Weekly Miles : 44 miles
Training Miles : 347 miles
Annual Miles : 167 miles (goal = 2,018 in 2018)
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