Sunday: I ran the longest I have since October 2013! 14 sluggish miles done. The weather was just perfect for me, cooler and overcast and I was able to try out my new arm warmers. I kept an 11:25 average pace, which is what my marathon pace is supposed to be, and didn’t struggle overly much. I’m also experimenting with Generation UCAN for the long runs. A review will be forthcoming.
Monday: Schedule rest day.
Tuesday: Unscheduled rest day. Let’s just say that sometimes being an aging woman sucks…
Wednesday: New Year’s Eve! I celebrated by first running three miles of intervals on the treadmill at the gym and then some swimming with Little Runner. I capped off the year by running the Fairfax Four Miler where I had a massive PR with a 9:08 average (unofficial) time. My running partner was out sick so I decided to just go out and see what I could do. I’m pretty happy with the results! Thursday: Happy New Year! It was still pretty frosty when I laced up to meet some friends at 7:30 but we quickly knocked out 4 miles and started the year on the right foot!
Friday: Unexpected rest day. No swim this morning and I felt sick in the afternoon so I opted for a hot bath 🙂
Saturday: This was to be a scheduled rest day but, since I missed Tuesday and yesterday was a rest day, I put in four miles in the neighborhood. Also, it was raining and I wanted to run in the rain. Yes, I’m weird.
And so ends the second month of training!
Miles for the week: 29
Total training miles: 201.2