This week I was determined to get back on track with my training. I knew with the holiday it could be tough, but I also knew I’d have a chance to get many outdoor runs in rather than spending some time on my old friend the treadmill. I did pretty well, my mileage was higher than last week, but my week days runs are still pretty weak. I need to be getting some more mileage in. I also made it a point to possibly follow the Runner’s World Run Streak, running one mile every day between Thanksgiving and New Years.
I started that streak with the Hinckley Turkey Burner 5k, recap to follow soon. Spoiler: It’s hilly.
The rest of the week was pretty easy, did some miles out in the real country and even bribed Darren to join me for a run. We only ran a mile, but it was cold, and windy and I’m proud of him for sticking it out. Every run was pretty low key. I designated Sunday as my “long run” but I wasn’t sure how far I’d run with 3 miles being my top mileage so far. I’m also struggling with figuring out how long a long run is when training for a half. I’ve run 8 half marathons, I should know this. But it’s weird not going out with 14-16 miles in mind. I was able to manage 5.5, I was realy cold and knew I should have waited until the sun came out to run. I get nervous with the winter months that I’ll get too cold and numb and actually cause some damage to my toes or fingers. I miss those 80 degree days…
Tuesday: 2 Miles
Thursday: 3 Miles– Turkey Burner 5k
Friday: 2 Miles
Saturday: 1 Mile
Sunday: 5.5 Miles
Total Miles: 13.5 Miles
Overall, not a bad week. This next week I’ll get a chance to catch up on the miles and work off some of that Turkey. I decided to sign up for the Tour de Ashland Half Marathon to force myself to get in a long run. It looks brutal, but I won’t be running for time. Plus proceeds go to the Ashland Cross Country team. I think I can handle a few hills to help out the team.