Total Miles: 24.13
Kind of a weird week for me. The early part of the week was spent deep cleaning our old apartment before handing in the keys on Thursday. I was tired, stressed, and did not feel up to running. The later part of the week I wasn’t feeling the greatest, but since I had already missed half a week, I pushed through.
Thursday was my speed workout. I alternated running an easy mile then a hard mile. Hard miles were ran at 7:35 and 7:33. Since my running path had a number of icy patches that I either had to skirt around or slow down to cross, it was difficult to keep a steady pace. I didn’t feel like I was running very hard and expected my pace to be closer to 8:00.
On Saturday I met up with a group of runners from the local running club to run a hilly 10 miler. Confession: I usually pick flat routes for my long runs. So even though this was a couple miles shorter than last week’s long run, my legs were tired for the rest of the day. After the run, one of the runners surprised us with a basket of homemade treats and a thermos of hot tea. A slice of lemon poppy seed pound cake really hit the spot.
Goals for week 11: 30-33 miles, 1 speed work session, long run ~12 miles.