Tuesday, February 14, 2017
02/14/2017 Happy Valentine's Day!! Frozen 7 miler with hill pickups
Today, it is freezing outside, 30ish degrees and a bit windy. It really feels more like 20 degrees out there. I just kept telling myself, "When you get back, you can have coffee and peanut butter!" I'm serious, that is exactly what I repeated the whole time.
I ran a strong 7 miler today, at a comfortable pace of around 8:15/mile, except for 4 hill pickups I did. Each of the two figure eight loops I did has a middle hill of about 1/3 of a mile. Each time through, I ran the hill fast. That gave me 4 pickups going uphill, each time 1/3 of a mile. For the run total, I ran about 55 minutes over the 7 miles.
The rest of the week should look something like this, possibly the days and runs switching if time calls for it:
Wednesday---7 miler, easy
Thursday---mile warm up and a few mile repeats, then cool down, 6-7 total
Friday---5 miler easy + a HIIT workout of at least 30 min.
Enjoy the rest of the day with your loved ones!!!!