Manic Monday – 02/15/16


Vermont City Marathon Training Week 5: What Was Planned vs. What Happened

Monday 02/08/16: 30 Min. Easy Run30 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 Run30 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 ClassYoga
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 WorkoutLadder 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: RestRest
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 Easy11 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: YogaRest
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?

14 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 02/15/16

  1. txa1265 says:

    OMG wait – you aren’t going to be out running in the gorgeous Florida weather at every opportunity?!?! Is it just me? haha I had a winter conference in San Diego a couple of years ago and ran twice a day and did everything I could to be outside all the time 🙂

    Seriously – you’re killing it, so awesome tracking your progress … you should be so proud of yourself!

    • DarlinRae says:

      Thanks, Mike! I wish I could be outside all the time, but I’m stuck in conference crap from 8 am to 8 pm Thursday and 8 am – 3 pm Friday, then dinner and the show, so there’s not much free time. It will certainly be nice to escape the cold, though!

  2. janerunswild says:

    I was thinking about running outside in Boston this weekend, but the temps were -9 degrees without windchill (the feel like temp was -28)…so I ran inside. Otherwise, that would have been the most extreme weather! I’ve run a marathon in about 90 degrees, so that’s probably the record for me as of now!

  3. dgobs says:

    Way to get it done, lady!! I feel like there should be a medal for running in the weather you did your long run in. Those temps were no joke!

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