Warning: This is going to be the last Workout Re-Cap (for awhile, anyway!) that looks anything like what you are seeing today! There are big things I am about to focus on, and they are NOT running. They are getting READY TO RUN! So enjoy my last workout Re-Cap full of lazy 5 milers...
1/7- Lifting Chest/Shoulders. I did this workout at home while watching The View and Dateline. I sipped on coffee while working out, which is probably a horrible thing to do... I started using my pull up bar on the floor for push ups because for some reason it makes them a lot more difficult. The bar also makes it easy to do tricep dips, which I am not a huge fan of because whenever I do those, I can actually feel my muscles tearing! I am very excited to be able to bang out 8 reps of shoulder press with 25lbs! I am getting stronger. But I have to work on bracing my body a little bit better now that the weight is getting to be a serious challenge.
1/8- 5 miler. Holy crap it was freezing out... 8 degrees, but negative -7 with the windchill. Luckily, I did not experience any wind, bundled up appropriately, and my body regulated itself so I was warm and toasty by mile 2.5 I have started warming up and cooling down with a quarter mile walk. It's actually not as horrible as it sounds! As for the run itself, I felt like I was just plodding along. That's what it's like when you're bundled up in a million layers and trying to avoid icy spots!
1/9- 5 miler. It was 16 degrees out this morning, which is actually A LOT warmer than 8. I was not cold at all the entire run. I know that is hard to believe, but it wasn't windy, there was no precipitation, and I was wearing the right clothing. Again, my legs were tired and this pace felt like an effort.
My Garmin says I did this run on Thursday but I swear I did it on Friday.
I don't know where my Thursday run went.
1/10- 5 miler. Even though it was cold and windy, I was determined to not go to the gym and get on a treadmill. I hate the treadmill more than I hate negative degrees wind chills! This pace felt like an effort being all bundled up, but at least it is a respectable pace that should feel like some sort of an effort for me!
1/11- 5 miler. Did you see a pattern here? 5 miles... 5 miles... 5 miles... blah. This run was my last hurrah! The plan is to not run for a week. I know that sounds like a lot, but my body is tired and I need to reevaluate my goals and my priorities!
Were your runs chilly this week?
Have you ever seen so many 5 mile runs in a row?!