Hello there! Remember me? I haven’t posted in here for over a year. I hope that I will continue to post weekly and read about all of your fun weekly activities.
This past week was my first week of training for the NYC Half Marathon in March. I ran 4 days, had 2 rest days, and had 1 day of cross training. My first two runs felt hard, but I stuck with it and then had two great days of running.
December 26-January 1
Monday: Rest day. I have no pictures from that day but I know I was home (Winter Break) with my cats.
Tuesday: Ran 3.07 miles. I used a run/walk method and it was hard. I did a lot of walking. My last run was 5 miles on November 20th. It was cold and windy too. The snow made it tough too.
Then I cuddled with my cats. In the evening I made it out to Oak Brook for dinner with the BFF.
Wednesday: Ran 3 miles. Another tough run. Did a lot of walking again and I am OK with it. My goal for the half marathon is to have fun and finish it. There was still a lot of snow on the ground and I had to be careful because I didn’t want to fall.
Thursday: Ran 3.04 miles. Even with the wind this run went much better. I stuck to the ran/walk intervals and ran/walked when I was supposed to. Nothing wrong with walking more if needed. I ran in my new Brooks running shoes. I told myself no more shoes but couldn’t help buying a new pair of the Launch 9.
Friday: Rest day. I did a few errands and began reading a new book. So far it is good.
Saturday: Ran 4.11 miles. I did my last run of the year and it was a great run! I felt good and my average pace was faster than my last 3 runs. It was still “slow” but I was pleased to see an improvement. I finished the year with 494.92 miles.
Sunday: Walked 3.39 miles. It was a cross training day and I decided to walk. It was in the 40s with no wind. For those that know me, know that I rarely go out for a walk. As much as I have tried and wanted, it just doesn’t happen.
So that was my week. It feels good to be running again. I am liking these 4 days of running instead of 6 like I used to.
I am looking forward to this year! I am signed up for 3 races and hope to add a few more to my race calendar. Last year was not my year of running so I hope this year is better.
Linking up with Kim and Deborah for the Weekly Run Down.