I think I was tired this week! It was a recovery week, so I cut back the number of days I was running and got a little more rest. I tried a new warm hatha yoga class, but found that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected. I also ran a 5K on Saturday and still managed to get my long run done on Sunday. My legs were tired, but I guess that’s kind of what this training is about – learning to continue running on tired legs.
I’m starting to worry about my training now that the sun is setting incredibly early. It will be dark by the time I get home from work. So I have a few options – run in the dark, run at work before the sun sets, or run on the treadmill. I’m guessing there’s no right answer here and I’ll probably end up with some combination of the above.
So friends, how do you stay motivated to train in the winter? Any suggestions or winter survival tips?
Monday 10/31: Rest
Tuesday 11/1: Warm Hatha with Jane
I was looking forward to trying a different kind of yoga class today, thinking that warm hatha would be a good intro back into to heated yoga. However, I wasn’t a huge fan of this particular practice. The room wasn’t actually heated as I expected, it was just the overflow heat from the hot vinyasa in the studio next door.
Wednesday 11/2: AM: Fit Star Warm it Up & 7 Minute Workout | PM: 3.01 mile run (39:16) 13’03”
My goal lately has been to start waking up earlier and get some strength training in before work rather than after my runs (since I’m usually tired and starved!). I used my FitBit Blaze with the pre-loaded FitStar workouts. It was super easy to use and I look forward to using them again.
Thursday 11/3: AM: Hatha Yoga with Alison | PM: 6.34 mile run (1:23:46) 13’11” pace
Started the morning with yoga and concluded the day with a 6 mile run. I asked Roswell to come with me that evening since I knew it would be dark before I got back.
Friday 11/4: Rest – Packet Pick up for 5K on Saturday
Saturday 11/5: Great Pumpkin Run 5K at Crumland Farms (34:42) 11’11” pace
This trail 5K was fun – it took runners through the farms haunted hayride path into the corn field and around to the finish. I’ll cover more later this week in my race recap!
Sunday 11/6: 7 mile long run (1:31:58) 13’08” pace
Long run to Rockville Town Center, where Roswell and I grabbed brunch and watched the NYC marathon. It was awesome watching Molly Huddle cross the finish line third in her first marathon! I loved this run because it was so pretty with all of the fall colors!
Total mileage for the week: 19.1 miles
Total October Mileage: 71 Miles!