10k, running, training

10K Training Tuesday: Week Eight

Monday: 1.68 miles
Tuesday: JumpSport
Wednesday: 2 miles
Thursday: Walk at lunchtime
Friday: 4 miles
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Walk

My focus this week was my 4 mile long run. I knew it was going to be very cold this weekend and I wanted to try and get it in before then, which left running 4 miles before work on Friday. That was a new challenge as I’ve never run that far before work and certainly not in fall/winter when it’s still mostly dark out at that time. For this slow runner, fitting in 4 miles means at least an hour which requires waking up early to make sure I have time to get the mileage in. Those that follow me on Facebook know I set a goal of getting out there by 6 am at the latest and I ended up being out and ready to run by 5:45 am!

Sunday was sort of a, well, not really “cheat day” but I didn’t walk in the traditional sense. On my training plan, that’s an option — Walk or Cross-Training on non-running days and I tend to walk. BC and I went out to brunch on Sunday and we were in a shopping center with lots of stores and I needed errands to run so I just left my car parked in front of the restaurant and walked all around the shopping plaza. It doesn’t seem like much, but I had maybe 1K steps before brunch and by the time I got home I had 6K. Had I just been lazy and driven around to the different stores I wouldn’t have had the numbers to show it (plus I finally upgraded my old iPhone 4 to an iPhone 6 and bought some cute new sweaters on sale and picked up my packet for Thursday’s Turkey Trot!)

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

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