Monday: Stretch and strength
Tuesday: 3.02 miles (30:13 – 10:05, 9:58, 10:01)
Put Calvin to bed at 6:50 p.m. and changed quickly into my running clothes before Andrea arrived to run with me at 7. I definitely broke out the shorts for this run! It was a beautiful night for a run — even though we were running into the wind on the way back.
Wednesday: 5x400s (1 mile warm up @10:00, 7:25, 7:41, 7:41, 7:41, 7:41, 1 mile cool down @10:00) = total 3.75 miles in 36:37
I was supposed to meet Sara at the track for this workout, but since the forecast called for pouring rain all morning (and because I’m a klutz), we decided to save the track for a less rainy day. Calvin woke up to eat around 5:11 and after I fed him, I changed into my running clothes and headed to the fitness center in my office building to get this run in before work.
After doing the first 400 at 7:25 pace, I realized that was ridiculous, so I backed it off for the remaining four repeats. I walked for a one minute recovery. After the workout, I headed to Twitter for advice:
I love Twitter! Speedy advice. And from a super fast runner that I have a lot of respect for.
Later that morning I had an appointment at Orthology. Hip is feeling good — we even talked about me being discharged in a few weeks!
Thursday – Had 3 miles on the schedule, but when the friend I was supposed to run with had to cancel, I realized that maybe it would be good to take this as a rest day also, since I’m worried about increasing mileage too fast.
Friday – Official rest day. J and I walked to daycare to pick up Calvin in the stroller (you get weird looks pushing an empty stroller).
Saturday – 3 miles @10:02 pace
Saturday was extremely windy and cold and there were snow flakes on my car. So basically I was crabby going into this run. The ONLY thing I was looking forward to was wearing my new Oiselle wallace jacket!
But by the time I got done, I felt strong and glad I didn’t skip the run just because of the elements.
Sunday – 5 miles @ 9:44 pace (10:22, 10:00, 9:35, 9:37, 9:27)
It was already getting quite warm by the time I got out the door. Weather Underground said it was 50 degrees! I wore shorts and a long sleeve — I couldn’t believe how many people I saw all bundled up! It took me a good two miles to feel warmed up, but I felt really strong once I did.
I’m glad that week one is in the books! Here’s what this week looks like:
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 30 minute tempo
Thursday: 3 miles
Saturday: 3 mile pace run
Sunday: 6 miles
For me, the biggest accomplishment of this past week is that running is finally starting to feel like part of my normal routine!