Now let's get into the weekly recap, starting with an overview:
3.13 miles / 30:00 / 9:35 pace
I also continued on my Yoga Revolution this week, and did yoga every evening. Each video was about 30 minutes long.
It was my first day back at work, so I decided to be nice to myself and take a day off running. It was a long, tiring day, but I still did my core workout and yoga video in the evening.
3 miles / 26:10 / 8:43 pace
I'm not going to sugar-coat this one...this workout sucked. I was actually looking forward to this workout from the first time I looked at the training plan- 8x800 at half marathon pace. I've been crushing my speed workouts and hit my half marathon pace for 2 mile repeats last week, so this should be easy..right? WRONG!
I did this run on the treadmill since it was icy and cold out, and during my half mile warmup I already started to sweat. I hit my first two repeats with no problems, then by the third one I started to feel REALLY hot and dizzy. I'm not sure what happened, because I was drinking water the entire time. I made it through one more repeat, then decided to stop. I was feeling like I would fly off the treadmill at any point, so I just jogged a half mile to cool down and left. Definitely not a good workout, but I know one bad session won't ruin my training.
Took my normal day off running, and spent the evening with core and yoga.
4 miles / 38:20 / 9:35 pace
I was planning on running outside until I saw that it was in the single digits with a real feel of below zero! I kept it on the treadmill and felt fantastic.
9 miles / 1:21:20 / 9:02 pace
It was another cold day, but I had to do this run outside! I don't have a treadmill at home or a gym by my house, so I had to suck it up. I won't lie and say that it got better as I ran, because I was still freezing when I finished! My phone and watch also kept glitching and shutting off, so I was happy to finish this run. Overall, I felt pretty good though and just wanted the run to be over.
4 miles / 37:20 / 9:20 pace
Just a nice easy run around the neighborhood during halftime of the Steelers game. It was another cold day, and I took it easy. Nothing exciting to say about this one!
What do you do after a bad workout?
Did anyone else struggle this week?
What races do you have coming up?