Base Building Week 6: Bonus Rest Days
Last week started off well, but the day after Christmas I woke up not feeling the best. No big deal and after a couple of unanticipated rest days, I was able to feel a lot better. Funny how rest works?
|Monday:||10 miles to the top of Caledonia|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 minutes with my father in law|
|Friday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||12X400s Averaging 6:10 pace with 400 jog in between|
Last week, I had hoped to run 2 workouts and have a solid training week but my body needed the rest. I’ve posted a dozen times, but it’s important to listen your body. It wouldn’t have been quality runs so there wasn’t a point. Resting isn’t something that bothers me anymore, if you need it…you need it and life moves on.
Monday was my favorite run. My husband and I ran to the top of Caledonia State Park in central PA. Then ran back down. It was beautiful and already had a lot of snow. It was about 1000 elevation gain in total.
On Sunday, I planned to run but I woke up after minimal sleep and felt like garbage. After already taking 2 rest days off, I thought I made sense to add a third and make it a down week. A run on Sunday wouldn’t have been productive anyway.
Workout: 12x400s averaging 6:10 pace with 400 jog in between
I was debating between week 3 of my lonely 5ks but because I plan to run a 5k on New Years Day, 400s seemed like a better option. The weather on Saturday was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a better day.
Posts from the Week:
I’m looking forward to doing a local 5k on New Years Day as well as getting back into training. January is a busy month for me, thankfully, because with the cold and lack of sunlight, it’s typically one of my least favorite.
Questions for you:
How were your Holidays?
Do you have any New Years plans?