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