Monday, December 2, 2013

Training Truths: Loving my Pace!

I don't know about you, but my week was crazy! Everyday last week seemed to be in overdrive and sped by, but when it came to my running, I was able to control my pace and stay close to my goal of 9:30.

Monday was a rest day and Tuesday was just super long, so I did my #squatstreak, wall-sits, challenge exercises, and that's all. It was my first time doing good-mornings (pictured below) and I loved how I could really feel my hamstrings working.


I finally got my first run of the week in on Wednesday after my PT session and on the treadmill because it was raining. I felt really good about this run because I hit my goal pace which I really have trouble doing on the treadmill.


Thursday before traveling to the in-laws I did my #squatstreak, wall-sits, and plank work.

On Friday I had another successful run from my in-laws house to the local college campus. It was a super flat route, and at first I worried that I would go too fast and pay for it later. Fortunately, I think I'm getting the hang of listening to my body.


In 10 degree weather, my step daughter and I braved the cold to attend a friendly group Turkey Burner Fun Run hosted by my friend Gary on Saturday. This was my first hilly route in a while and my longest run since August (not counting the half marathon I squeaked in). The group of 20 had the choice of three routes: 3, 5, or 7 miles. I ran the 5 mile route and was happy to see my overall pace at the end.

photo credit Gary


Don't forget to check out my #ChillyChallenge on Instagram - you could win a pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 17s!



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