Hello from overcast Greensboro. I’ve got a few minutes on Christmas Eve for a quick wrap-up.
Yes, this is two posts in one day. I finally got my Trophy Trot 10K recap done, so I had to post it, and I didn’t want to wait to post my Weekly Wrap-Up, so here it is.
Weight Check:165.5 pounds, up 0.8 from last week. My weigh-in was on Thursday, before I ran 6 miles. I didn’t do a good job of buckling down, but I guess it could have been worse.
I had to make a few changes to my schedule, so I’ll just list my mileage for each day. It was all easy runs.
Total: 21.15 miles
Monday, it was 43 degrees, so decent weather. My legs felt a little more tired than usual. That’s really odd, because my mileage has been pretty low lately, and also, I actually ran my fastest average pace for an easy run in months. I don’t get it, but I won’t complain. I kept the effort easy except for the very end.
On Tuesday, I had a strange run.
The weather was fine, 42 degrees. My legs felt OK. My GPS screwed up on the first mile, and I think that it affected me mentally on the next two miles. I did manage to rally on the last mile, though, so I think it was more mental than physical.
Thursday was my last run before I left town, so I figured I’d make it my “long” run of the week. The weather was pretty close to perfect for me, 50 and overcast. My legs felt OK. I hit a few hills that I don’t normally get to on my shorter neighborhood runs.
The best word to describe this run is comfortable. My pace wasn’t all that fast, but I felt pretty good the whole time. I think it helped that school was out and a lot of people took the day off, so my neighborhood was much more quiet than usual for a weekday. I kept the effort easy except for a small push at the end.
Saturday, I was in my parents’ neighborhood, which feels hillier than it actually is. The temperature wasn’t too bad, 54 degrees, but the wind made it feel a little cooler. It was still OK. My legs felt fine. I probably ran a hair too fast on the first mile, but otherwise, I did all right, keeping the effort easy until the very end.
On Sunday, it was slightly cooler (45 degrees) but less windy. My legs felt fine. I probably ran a little bit faster than I should have overall, but my pace wasn’t too fast. I kept the effort easy until near the end.
One other note, I forgot to bring my running socks with me, and had to run in 100% cotton socks for the last two days. I got a blister on the outside of my left big toe today, which didn’t surprise me. I’m hoping Santa is bringing some new running socks to hold me over until I get back home.
Next week, more travel, and possibly some bad weather late in the week, but hopefully I can get in a 12 miler next Saturday and close out the year strong. We’ll see.
Merry Christmas, everyone.