Glass City half marathon training is underway now. I give this week of training a solid “thumbs up”.
Miles run: 17.5 miles
Monday – 30 min XT, walking on TM!
Tuesday – 8 miles, Long Run 9:52 pace TM – I switched up my long run to Tues this week because of Track night on Thurs. This was actually a decent run. I might even call it a good run! I was not feeling tight or sore. Was that because I had an XT day on Monday, or because I did a Slump Nerve Glide exercise before I ran (as instructed by Alisha, PT extraordinaire). Either way, I give it a Woot!! AND, I got to watch Pitch Perfect 2 while I ran. How did I miss these movies before? They are just my mix of funny, singing and general silliness.
Weds – Rest day!
Thurs – 4 miles, track night. I subbed again this week, but with different pace group. This week was the 2:07 (half)/4:14 (full) group. The workout was 5 x 1000m, with 1 min rest between reps. The intervals were around 9:25 pace.
It was a good workout! My GPS doesn’t work inside so I wrote down what our splits were supposed to be based on time.
My friend Rich is the coach of this group, and is a Run Toledo Ambassador. You can read his blog here.
Fri – 4 miles, 9:52 pace on TM. I saw the temp was 2 degrees outside, so I opted for my treadmill on this run. This was actually a really good run! No really any soreness, which was a bit unexpected actually. Yippie! And do you notice anything different in this picture? Our treadmill has a new, super clean belt! (more details on that later)
Sat – XT day, skiing!! My Garmin said I skied around 20 miles on the slopes. Not sure how accurate that is, but it was a great day with fluffy powder.
Sun – XT day, skiing again!! We skied for the first half of the day, and almost 13 miles according to Garmin. Still not so sure on the stats, but it was a cold day. One of those rare days when I said “Ok, I’m ready to go home” due to cold fingers and toes! My data reported that my top speed was 26.6 mph on a downhill. Now that I can believe. That is quite slow compared to the rest of my family (but fast enough for me!!).
Q: If you are a fan of Pitch Perfect, do you have any other movie suggestions for me?
Q: Do you wear a foot pod with your GPS watch?
I don’t own one, and never really knew what they did. They sound intriguing. Maybe this will go on my birthday wish list
Q: If you are a skiier, do you enjoy going fast?
I’ve had too many wipeouts to be that brave anymore!