It's amazing how it was 49 degrees 2 days in a row that I went running and one day I was freezing and the other day I had to take off my long sleeve shirt and I was still warm. I also wore pants the day I was cold. It all had to do with the sun but still it is tricky.
Later in the day I did a core workout, foam roller, and stretched.
Tuesday: I took a rest day. I was going to go to Body Pump but I spent a few extra minutes at the mall.
Wednesday, 1/16: I did a 5 mile tempo run with the same route as last week. Since I missed my goal of 9:04 last week, I made that my goal again even though the train plan suggests 9:02. It was challenging but wasn't that bad at all. I can't believe I survived it so well and blew my goal out of the water.
Thursday: Dave and I went for a 2 mile walk plus walked all around Target.
After dinner, I ran to the gym, lifted weights for my arms (40 minutes), and ran home. It is quite a short distance to and from the gym but I thought I'd run rather than walk or drive. I have not driven yet and don't plan to. I ran holding my phone, wallet, and lock. That was a little challenging. At the end of my weight lifting workout, I did the assisted pullups. I did 2 sets of 8 at 66 lbs assistance and did my 3rd set at 60 lbs assistance. Last time I did 72 lbs. I could have probably gone down a little too. I better push myself instead of dogging it if I ever want to get to the point of doing a real pullup someday.
Saturday: I accidentally took a rest day. I even fell asleep at 8pm and slept the night. I wasn't even sick or anything. I was sore from my weight lifting on Friday.
I went for a long run with Hilary. I thought we'd do 7-8 miles. She thought she'd do 5 so she planned to turn around early. Well she didn't and we both did 8.6 miles. It wasn't nearly as bad as I expected.
We were doing 4:1 run:walk intervals. They are usually easier than straight running but we were flying right along. Hilary said she was struggling the second half. It was both of our first long run since early November but lately I've been getting more miles in with a few shorter runs. She only ran twice since before Christmas.
I also ate breakfast for the first time ever before a run. I had 2 eggs and 2 pieces of toast. I was up since 6:30 and ate from 9-9:30 and then we ran at 10:30. I thought we'd run between 10 and 10:30 and figured that was an OK goal. I still can't believe how fast we ran. Maybe it was that breakfast. I should probably try it again.
Our last 2 long runs were Nov 4 (8.61 miles at 10:23 pace) and Nov 11 (10.01 miles at 10:06 pace). My last 8mile+ run was August 24 where I ran 8.11 miles and I was extremely shocked at how fast I ran that (8:53 pace). I was 125.9 lb back in August, in November I was 134 and 136.9. Today I was 137.1 so August should have been faster because the more weight I put on the harder it is to run. On August 24, I ran continuously and the 3 more recent times, I did run walk.
You can see my BodyMedia fit data. You can kind of tell where each walk interval was, but you can definitely see the 5 times we stopped at water fountains. We also stopped for much longer on 2 of them. (oops)
Total Running Mileage: 22.77 mi (I actually had to limit running again because I would have gotten way too many miles and I still increased by more than 10% each of the last 4 weeks.)
Total Biking Mileage: 0 mi
Total other things: 1 walk, 1 foam roller, 2 core workouts, weights.
Summary: I ended up with 2 rest days this week. I would have preferred just 1. I was extremely happy with 2 of my runs this week. I wish I would have lifted weights more.