Monday, I took it a little easy. Short 2+ mile run as a warm up and then I did 4 rounds of the WOW. This felt amazing. Then I spent about 20 minutes stretching and did 9 sun salutation as part of that stretching session. I love sun salutations!
Image from: http://theyogalotus.blogspot.com/p/sun-salutation.html
Tuesday, I took a full on rest day! I didn't plan it, but I definitely needed it.
Wednesday, I headed to the YMCA after school. Got in a 6 mile progressive run on the tready and the track and then hit the indoor bike for a nice 15 mile spin.
Thursday, I got up early and went for a nice 2300 yard swim before school. After school I did a 6+ mile run which included 4 Yasso 800's. My goal for these by the end of my training cycle is under 3:40. These were all right around 3:43. I've got some work to do! Spent 20 minutes doing some stretching again, and got up to 10 sun salutations this time.
Friday was a wonderful, easy 7 mile recovery run. I paced this by HR, and kept it to under 135. This translated to about a 9:45 pace. Just perfect! Came in and did 2 WOW circuits which included 12 different moves. It was fantastic! I'm still feeling it on Sunday night.
Thanks, Amy Herring for putting this together!
Saturday was the Jingle Bell Run 5k. Each year, my family makes the trip down here to do this run. This year my mom, dad, gramma, my mother in law, my nephew, both of my girls and my oldest's boyfriend joined in the fun! We had a lot of fun. I was up most of the night with some kind of stomach bug, so I didn't put up my best 5k, but I was still one of the top 50 women, so I got a medal! My official time was 24:15. This is almost 90 seconds slower than my PR from a couple of months ago, but I know it was because I was sick. By the time I included all the walking to and from the car, my warm up and then running back to finish the walk with my family, I ended up with 7 miles on the day. Did a little bit of stretching...10 minutes, and then tried to rest and drank lots of ginger ale and at pretzels so I could feel better for my family's Christmas on Sunday.
The family before heading out to the race!
Post race with my "Top 50" medal!
Some scenes from the day...
My goals for next week are:
2 spins and 2 swims
3+ days of stretching
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