Hey! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and your week is off to a great start!
I worked both Saturday and Sunday, but thankfully I love my job, so it doesn’t feel like work.
Saturday morning was my long run. I ran 6 miles before Raven Run Club, and then 10 miles with the training group. It was a bitter 3* when we started. Three layers on top, two layers on bottom, and I still wasn’t very warm. Luckily the hand warmers in my mittens helped quite a bit.
[For any locals. . . .we have a walk-to-run training group starting in December, and a winter training group that starts in January. Click the Raven Run Club link above if you are interested.]
16 miles | average pace – 8:24
I worked at Skinny Raven Mini all day with this beautiful view. Silly sun setting at 4:30 p.m. already.
After work, I came home to a candle-light dinner. Craig made halibut with garlic mashed potatoes, glazed carrots, and a side salad. It was amazing!
Sunday morning I was up bright and early again to log 6 miles with Brittany. My car said the temperature was 2*, but a business sign said the temp was -3*. Either way it was cold!
My legs and ankles were so cold, I didn’t even feel this sore on my ankle. I’ve worn these shoes many times before, but the tongue of my shoe rubbed on my ankle causing the skin to break open. I made the rookie mistake of not wearing socks that covered my ankles, so the skin was exposed to the cold air and must have been different because I’ve never had a problem with the tongue causing any discomfort in the past.
After church, I worked all afternoon again, but got to come home to my two favorite guys. Craig insisted we all put on our matching red plaid shirts and vests with patches on the shoulders. (You can’t see mine, but they are there.) He thinks it is so fun when we all dress alike.
My training is getting more difficult with the winter weather we’ve been having, but I’ve always run year-round, so it isn’t like this is anything new for me. I had a solid week of training, nonetheless, with 66 miles for the week during this block of speed work.
10 miles | 4 miles @ 6:45 – 6:50
I ran 3.5 miles outside, then 5 miles inside, and 1.5 miles back home. Splits from the 4 up-tempo miles – 6:45, 6:42, 6:40, 6:46. I felt fine and the 4 up-tempo miles came easily.
40 minutes of weights at the gym
9 miles, easy | 9:09 pace
It was really hard getting out of bed this morning, but once I got going I was fine.
6 miles, easy | average pace – 7:50
I was able to run during the day because Craig was off for Veteran’s day, and it was so nice. I feel so much better running during the daylight–wish I could do that every day!
11 miles | hill workout – 5 x 3:15 minutes uphill
I wasn’t able to push the pace very much since it was so slippery, but I did the best I could.
8 miles | average pace – 8:45
Met up with a couple other ladies and ran through downtown Anchorage.
45 minutes weights at the gym
16 miles | 8:24 pace
Super cold at 3*. It just takes so much more out of me when doing long runs in the winter.
6 miles | 10:00 pace
I ran with Brittany, who is in her 3rd trimester of pregnancy, so we took it nice and easy. It doesn’t bother me to a run once a week at a slower pace; I’m just thankful for the company!
Total: 66 miles
- What was the highlight of your weekend?
- Do you like to dress like your significant other and/or child?