Vermont City Marathon Training Week 5: What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 02/08/16: 30 Min. Easy Run | 30 Min. Easy Run
I SO did not want to do this run. I was in a crappy mood all day, and the last thing I wanted to do was squeeze a run in between work and rehearsal. In the end, I’m glad I did it, but it was a struggle to find the motivation to get out the door.
Tuesday 02/09/16: 30 Min. Moderate Run | 30 Min. Moderate Run
I did a 10 minute warm up, then did my 30 minutes, then a 5 minute cool-down. It was pretty cold and icy out on the bike path, but it was a surprisingly good run. There were lots of other runners and walkers around, and everyone was being super friendly.
Wednesday 02/10/16: Spin Class | Yoga
I was feeling a bit worn down, so I emailed Coach Suz and asked if I could sub yoga for spin. Thankfully, she agreed, so I pulled up Yoga with Adriene on YouTube and did this 35 minute flow video. It was PERFECT.
Thursday 02/11/16: Ladder Workout | Ladder Workout
I did a 10 minute warm up, then did intervals of 2-3-4-3-2 minutes, with 2 minutes of recovery in between. I started out doing the intervals at long run pace, then increased the speed on each, so that my last interval was about 20 seconds off my 5k race pace, and I felt AMAZING afterwards. I probably could have kept going, or increased the initial speed of the intervals, but it still felt like a great workout. I ❤ intervals.
Friday 02/12/16: Rest | Rest
I did a few core strength exercises, but on the whole, I was REALLY happy to have a rest day, especially with an 11 mile run in frigid temps looming.
Saturday 02/13/16: 11 Miles Easy | 11 Miles “Easy”
I put that in quotation marks because even though I ran at an easy pace, this run was anything but easy. The temperature when I started was 0 “feels like” -17, and by the time I finished it was “feels like” -22. I probably should have just skipped the run, or waited until Ben got home from practice and gone to the gym, but whatever. I did it. That was my longest solo run to date.
Sunday 02/14/16: Yoga | Rest
I did a few strength exercises and some light stretching at rehearsal, but I pretty much bailed on yoga yet again. I’m hoping to make it up during my day off on Monday.
So, five weeks down and still smiling. This week is a cutback week because I will be traveling to Florida for a work conference. I’m glad that I won’t have to run long either on a treadmill or in the Florida humidity, and my body will be grateful for a break.
What is the most extreme weather/conditions you’ve ever run in?