Today I had planned … well, honestly I really hadn’t decided what I was going to do before I left for my run! I knew I wanted to do SOMETHING – because this week is supposed to be fairly cold, and the same temperature always feels colder at 4:30AM than later in the day when the sun is out. So I had to decide whether to do hills or pace work.
I chose pace work, on the airport loop. I really love that course for several reasons, partly because it is very flexible in location but mostly because it is a great self-contained course.
OK, I knew I had said I didn’t plan to do this, but for the most part I never talk about my runs unless they mean something … so I thought it would make sense
This week has been busy, and I decided to an extra rest day, but also got up in time to do a bit of exercise before waking up the kids. Just basic floor-stuff for abs, etc, and some burpees as well. Nothing major – but better than nothing.
Sunday – 14.5 miles
Monday – Bodyweight & floor exercises
Tuesday – 7.5 mile ‘general run’ – the Polar GPS sums up your workout, and this one was called ‘steady state’.
Wednesday – Bodyweight & floor exercises
Thursday – 8.5 miles ‘general run’
Friday – 7.5 miles ‘tempo / interval’ I had intended to do some mixed in speed work, and it was a great run
Saturday – 6.75 ‘runnis interruptis’ – it was late by the time all of my errands were done, and I bumped up against the time I needed to go pick up Chris (he was doing another DJ gig at Macy’s for the day. He texted me and I had to cut short and head home to shower and get him.
The shot at the top is from when I got back from my run today. I was thinking that I have been referring to the mileage on my Saucony Kinvara 4s as ‘800’ for about a month, so I decided to do some checking. And looking over all of my records (which honestly are harder to track with multiple GPS watches and several ‘no GPS’ days … it is clear that within the last week the Sauconys have passed 1000 miles!
I have been fairly hard on them in my opinion – I tell people they are not as long-lasting for me as the Nikes, but overall the condition isn’t terrible at this point. I noticed wear-through starting at just a couple of hundred miles, and the sole also seemed to flatten out considerably. But then something happened – the shoes just stayed the same! I was really surprised to look today and see that they are not much different than a month or two months ago.
But on both sides of the toe-box there are holes forming, meaning that these are not likely to be lasting as long as the Nike Frees, which I have had up past 1500 miles.
Great Treats and Recipes
I posted to Instagram about the Peppermint Cookie Truffles I made, and they were pretty awesome. I got the recipe from the Lovalatte blog (and also won a coffee giveaway!), and they were easy to make as well.
Now don’t tell the family, but I have a slate of vegetarian and vegan recipes slated for the week. Tonight it is vegetarian lasagna, and there are acorn squash, eggplant, and spaghetti squash recipes lined up for the week! Depending on whether we have happy tummies or open revolt, you will know how it went by next weekend!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!