Training: Ice and Workouts
Last week I planned to do a 5k, but with another week of icy conditions, I opted to DNS. In college, I slipped and fell on ice (not running). Ultimately, I broke my arm. To me, not worrying about falling and having a productive run on the treadmill is more than worth it.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 75 minutes|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||3X2 mile repeats 800 recovery|
|Sunday:||10 mile Run with Amelia and Danielle|
12x400s with 400 recovery (average 5:58 pace)
This workout went well. It was extremely windy on Wednesday. I felt like a loose noodle the entire time and but 400s are starting to finally feel easier. The first time I ran, I average 6 min pace (or an 18:35 5k) in ideal conditions. These averaged 5:58 in headwind so there is an improvement.
Saturday: 3×2 mile repeats (6:27, 6:27, 6:23)
I had wanted to race, but knew running on ice would not end well for me. As I’ve mentioned, I slipped and fell on ice in college. I broke my arm. Now, I’ll occasionally run in snow, but I prefer to run inside. The race went on, but I didn’t show up.
The workout itself felt like a struggle to get through. I counted down the minutes and didn’t feel good. I felt better by the fact I accomplished the workout, but besides that, I can’t say it was the most enjoyable workout I’ve done.
I probably won’t race for the rest of the month. I would have liked to race more than I did, but you can’t control the weather and if I hurt myself I would have been more upset than a “meh workout”. It was a boring but successful week.
Posts from the week:
Questions for you:
Do you ever run on the ice?
What was your best workout last week?