So it’s “back in the saddle again” this week. Since I had 8 miles on my schedule I realized I needed to wake up early than 5:30am to fit it in by 6:30. I woke up at 5am. I did get my run in, but it sure seemed early! Especially since I got to bed later than I wanted. Today’s run had 2 miles with strides, so I did .1 fast and .1 slow. I just made each stride a step up faster on the treadmill chart and I got up to 8.0 (7:30). That was exciting for me to get some speed back! But I think the best part was that my knee was OK with it. The “hills” on Monday did not agree, but the speedwork does.
I need to do some workout clothes laundry – I had to run in my Lulumon skirt today!!
With the cold temps came the inevitable 2 hour school delay this morning. That was around 5:35am. However, when I eating my breakfast getting ready to go to work, the school cancellation came!! That surprised me. What wimps Luckily DW was still home organizing more of his parent’s estate, so they were covered.
Something exciting happened last week… I hit my first week over 45 miles! I just put my mileage in to RunningAHEAD and it totaled up to 45.4 miles. Woohoo!!! That is a milestone. I haven’t run that much in a week since August, before the Erie marathon. I was feeling it too – by the time 4pm rolled around, I was exhausted (mostly from the lack of sleep) and I could have just crawled straight into bed after work. Instead, I stayed up to 10:30, grumbled at all of my family members, and was downright ornery. You’re welcome family!! Such is the life a marathoner. haha