Ok, time for my weekly training update. I have one word for this week: WINTER!!!!! Oh my, we had quite a week of weather here, which made for quite a week of training! Here’s what happened this week…
Sunday: I was tired from my long run the day before, so I didn’t take the dogs for a run before church. Looking back, I wished I had because it was the only day that would’ve been run-able for the dogs! Oh well… I did a 2 hr bike ride in the afternoon at my zone 2 easy pace.
Monday: John had the day off work, but I didn’t I headed to the gym before going to work and got in 3,000yds of swimming! Then on my lunch break I did my lift. I was feeling kind of sluggish, but I got through it and even increased my dead-lift weight!
Tuesday: -4 degrees real temp in the morning…… Too cold for the dogs to last longer than 5 minutes outside, so I ran on my own and did just 5 miles. John had ordered a running pack for Durango, and it came, so I tried it on him! Dreaming of warm weather trail runs! He’ll carry his water/food, and MY water/fuel (and Mya’s if I can run with them both by then)!
Wednesday: Snow day! I did a good 2.5 hr bike ride in the morning, and then 2,400 yd swim in the evening!
Thursday: -6 degrees outside! Again, too cold for the dogs, so I went out on my own again. I think the windchill was -25 that day…… I got a little frosty on my 5 mile run!!
Friday: I was SO tired in the morning, so my bike ride wasn’t much to speak of—-just 1:10 with short sprint intervals. I still lifted in the afternoon, but I cut out some usual lifts, and added a couple new ones.
Saturday: SNOW day! We got about 3 inches over-night, and it was still snowing hard, so I tried to head out for my run early. I got in 10 miles in my yaktracks! It was SLOW going because of the deep, heavy snow, but it was gorgeous out!! When I got back, we made a snowman family in the yard! The dogs were very helpful
So how was your week of training? Did you have bad weather like we did? Did you make the most of it and still get some good training done? I hope so! Tell me about how YOU train in the winter!