To be fair, this week was pretty boring, as ALL my miles were on the treadmill.
Here’s how training went:
Monday: 6 treadmill miles in the morning, 9:10 min/mile pace. Discover Strength 45 minute strength training class after work
Tuesday: 6 miles on the treadmill before work with 30 second pickups mixed in.
Wednesday: 7 miles on the treadmill before work, 9:15 min/mile
Thursday: 5 miles on the treadmill before work, Discover Strength 45 minute strength training class after work.
Friday: 4 miles on the treadmill before work. My cousin Eric, who lives in Virginia, was in town for work. He’s a salvage scuba diver in the Navy! We don’t see him often, so my sister Cresta and her whole family came over for dinner as well to catch up.
After dinner, we made cards for Eric to take to my grandpa, who turned 99 this weekend.
This one was made by my niece Maggie. Quite good, isn’t it?
Saturday: 13.1 miles on the treadmill, or 2 hours of running.
Sunday: 9 miles on the treadmill. I thought about running outside today and got dressed and ready to go, but the sidewalk to get from my house to the lake path was pretty slippery, so I turned right around and came back to the treadmill. Better safe than sorry this winter!
I pulled up this old message from Slack that I sent to my work team the day I broke my leg. So dramatic!
Summary: 50 miles of running- ALL on the treadmill. 2 strength classes.
Today (February 17th) was officially the one-year anniversary of breaking my leg. To commemorate the occasion, my sister Cresta and her daughter Clara met me at the spot where I slipped to perform a little ‘ceremony.’
Cresta ‘smudged’ the location with sage:
Then I scooted over the spot on the ol’ scooter. Honor the scooter!
And then I ran over the spot safely. Victory!
All in good fun 🙂
I’ve started to allow myself to get excited for the trip again and start thinking about the gear I’ll bring along. We were basically ready to go last year, so there isn’t too much new gear to buy, though I did purchase a new pair of waterproof trail shoes, the Salomon Sense Ride:
I also picked up a new pair of waterproof gloves as well, the Seirus Xtreme Hyperlite Gloves.
Dustin has a similar pair and highly recommended them, as they are “the lightest breathable/waterproof gloves, delivering unmatched warmth and dexterity so your cold-weather fun doesn’t have to end early.”
Perhaps closer to the race, I’ll share a post documenting other gear that I’ll be bringing along, though I did talk a lot about it last year in THIS POST if you’re curious.