DECEMBER MILES: WEEK 1

Well, I guess I’m not going to be running a sub-20 5K this year.  I really had my hopes pretty high that it was going to happen, but it just wasn’t in the cards for me in 2016.  Yes, I know I could run another race before the end of the year, but I already have 2 more scheduled this month (this coming Saturday and New Year’s Eve) and both are not 5Ks.  But, I’ll talk more about the race I will probably NEVER do again later this week…

So, I’m going in to this week a little frustrated and disappointed, but ready to put everything I have in to my training for the rest of the year.  I know that I’ve had an AWESOME racing year – I’ve raced more than I ever have and was able to set a PR I thought I’d never run, so I definitely cannot be disappointed.  And I have a long racing career in front of me and am ready to focus on shorter distances and speed next year!

I’m also SUPER pumped because I am finally feeling 100% again!  Thank goodness!  I go to the ENT on Thursday anyway, so I was all prepared to ask for an antibiotic, but thankfully, my sinus infection cleared up on it’s own this weekend and I felt great going in to my race on Sunday.  It just definitely wasn’t my day, and I pretty much knew that VERY early on.  So, I’m looking forward to this coming week of training, hoping I can get some decent runs outside in the cold, although – I won’t lie – the cold has been a major issue for me lately.  Mostly just because I HATE running in anything but shorts!  So, there have been days I am opting for the treadmill instead of running outside and freezing my legs off.  While I still hate the treadmill, sometimes it really is the better option – especially when it comes to speed workouts!

Monday:  4 rounds:
Push-Ups 10x
Squats 15x
Swings 20x
Sit-ups 25x

Tuesday:  8 x 400 w/ 200 recoveries (3.93 miles @ 7:37/mile)

Wednesday:  Run Bias HIIT (1.82 miles)

Thursday:  5 x 1000 w/ 2:15 rest on the treadmill (3.84 miles @ 7:39/mile)

Friday:  Tabata
Sumo-High Pull
Inverted Rows
Burpees
Squats

Saturday:  10K @ 90% 5K pace (6.2 miles @ 7:48/mile)

Sunday:  Hot Chocolate 5K (3.14 miles @ 6:29/mile) + 1 mile warm-up/3 mile cool down

Weekly Total Miles:  22.93 miles

December Miles:  35.98 miles

Year-to-Date:  1,133.45 miles

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