The winter came this Thursday and with the freezing rain, I began my winter treadmill running. I do get outside a fair amount during the cold months, but any weather that I can slip on brings me to the treadmill. I actually don’t mind it so much because I watch the news and using the speed options can get me a great workout.
Here is my week of running:
Sunday: 19.3 (8:00 pace)
Monday: 10.3 (7:50 pace) and Durability Training
Tuesday: 90 minutes XT
Wednesday: 12 miles (speed)
Thursday: 10.0 (7:48 pace) and Durability Training
Friday: 8.5 (8:00 pace)
Saturday: 12.8 (8:05 pace)
I’m not sure if I mentioned this here, but at the Easy As Pie 5k a few weeks back, I pulled my hamstring. I had not done anything fast since then, so Wednesday’s speed workout was a test run.
I completed the plan (2x400m-4M tempo-2x400m) and did feel sore. However, after each run this week, the soreness subsided relatively faster each day. I take comfort in that the healing process is happening and soon I will be good as new…for the lighter training that the winter will bring.
This week is a bit of a taper for me and I am racing next Saturday. After such time, I have no plans to race but to maintain some level of fitness as move through the winter.
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