January 10 - 16
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Sunday | Cross Train
I'm seriously considering moving my Sundays to rest days and making Monday cross-training days instead. After a super awesome long run at Citrus (and then some) on Saturday, I really just wanted to sleep in on Sunday. And then we had a super awesome last day at BTRR at Disneyland. So... walking (a lot) for cross training counts, right?
Monday | Rest
Monday was the first day of classes of the winter quarter back on campus and that meant the start of a long day. This turned into a rest day too, though I wasn't excited about it.
Tuesday | 80 minutes aerobic
AKA. the worst run ever. You can read more about that here and find out why I only lasted 15 minutes of the 80. AKA excuses, and a more-than-defeating-and-confidence-crushing kinda day. But at least my #runmatchy was on point.
Wednesday | Cross Train/Rest
One hour of super awesome runner stretches + yoga = done.
Thursday | 45 minute race pace
After falling so flat on Tuesday (notice a theme this week?), I finally got it together on Thursday and wanted to make up for it. Sandy met up with me at Fleet Feet's group run that night. I was scheduled for 45 minutes at race pace and knew I could certainly handle that. Sandy's always been the speedier one, so I was really excited to hang on with her the entire way, hit a perfect 8:30 average pace, and crushed the last mile in an 8:06. Boom. Confidence (mostly) re-acquired. Thanks Sandy!
5.06 miles, 43:01, 8:30 pace average (spot on race pace!)
|Finally got to run with this lady!|
I had a late flight out to Dallas, so I was super grateful for a rest day to sleep in a little bit and then get home from work, put up my feet for a few minutes, and then get out to the airport on time. Thank goodness for living 10 minutes away from the front door of the terminal!
Saturday | 13 race pace
After getting to the hotel at 2:45 am on Saturday morning, I was not about to pull myself out of bed at 6 to get my long run in before our business started. Spoiler: I already knew I was in for it today (Sunday), so I made some good food choices instead and enjoyed an extra rest day in sorority business meetings.
And that's how I roll. We'll see how this long run goes today on a hotel treadmill. :)
Overall, a rough week. I know these rough weeks make you appreciate the good ones all the more, but for as stellar as last week was, this was a bit of a jab in the confidence pocket. Ready for a comeback next week. 3 weeks until Surf City! (Register with code SCMJOHNSTON10 to save 10% and join me on the beach!)
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