I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentines Day!!! While I am fully aware that this is very much a Hallmark Holiday that brings the floral and greeting card industry a nice little profit….I still kinda love it.
I am really not much of a flowers kinda girl though (basically because they die rather quickly in my care :)). I would much rather get a new pair of running socks or go out for ice cream than get flowers. But really, the best part about Valentines Day is spending time with those you love!
My awesome husband brought home a chop salad from Wildfire on his way home from DC on Thursday, so we had that on Thursday and Friday night.
Our girls are spending a little time with some family in Ohio, so my husband and I are enjoying spending some extra time together :).
We decided that since we both had a 14 long run planned for Saturday that we would go to a trail and do it together. Even though we both run, because of our schedules and the fact that we are usually going different distances at different paces, we almost never run together.
I am not quite sure what I was thinking…it was SO icy!
We had a great time together, but after 10.25 miles I bailed out. My husband had just gotten some new YaxTrax for his trail ultra in 2 weeks and he wanted to try them out. They worked amazing and he loved them. I will not be doing any more icy trail runs without getting a pair. He was able to get through even the iciest of places with no trouble at all. He was able to easily finish the 14 miles and he even finished with his last mile in 6:43! I, on the other hand, was part running, part ice skating the whole way (it was probably comical to watch). I’m sure it was great cross training and I was able to get in some decent stretches where I could run, but it just didn’t feel like I got what I needed for a long run. When we got home (after I warmed up a bit), I decided to go out and do another 8 miles on the roads.
Here is my training from this week:
Mon- 8.3 miles- 8:21 pace
Tuesday- 2 mile warm up and 3 mile cool down with 3 x 1 mile repeats with a 2:30 walk in between. 6:07, 6:14, 6:20
Wednesday- 8.3 miles at 7:50
Thursday- 8.3 miles – 8:03 pace
Friday- 8 treadmill miles started at an 8 minute pace down to a 6:44 pace at a .5 incline
Sat- 10.20 trail miles some miles running some walking/skating on ice…10:10 pace. Then 8.34 miles at a 7:34 pace on the roads.
Sunday- rest…..which I am definitely ready for. My ankles are sore after that trail run and it is pretty much freezing!
I was also able to get in 2 strength training sessions. One of the times I focused on arms the other time legs. I am not very good about being consistent with this so 2 times in one week is great for me!
Total mileage: 59.44
Hope you are having a great weekend!!!!! I know it has been pretty cold in a lot of places (if it is not cold where you are, I am totally jealous!!!) and the poor east coast is getting more snow so stay warm!!!!!
Does your spouse run?
Do you run together?
What is your favorite salad?