Happy Groundhog Day! I’m really hoping we get spring sooner, because I’ve been really missing my outdoor warm weather and non icy runs. As you know, as an ambassador for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, I’m sharing my training with you and even a race giveaway in a few weeks! (If you haven’t registered yet–>you can do so here).
Again, I haven’t created my training program yet, but I’m still trying to keep up the base miles and again these weeks I’ve had to run inside quite a bit. This week was a decent week running wise – compared to last week when I got basically no miles (but had a great time in Mexico City!) as you can see:
Week of 1/17: 3.35 miles total
Yes, a wayyyyy less than stellar week, mileage wise. However – B and I were in Mexico City and walking around a TON. The first day we got 30,000+ steps! We did make it out for one run on my birthday (woohoo) and despite the altitude, it was fun 🙂 AND wearing shorts and short sleeves in January is always nice!
Week of 1/24: 27.03 miles (includes running and walking)
S: no run – spent the day traveling
M: 6.5 (did the Runs for Cookies Virtual 5k on the treadmill and added on a few extra miles running and walking)
T: 4 (wasn’t feeling it today. walk/jogged on the treadmill)
W: 2.5 (55 min elliptical workout and then ended with a short run)
Th: 5 (5 slow treadmill miles – I stopped 3 times to do weights and then kept running. followed by 12 min on the elliptical)
F: 4.25 (4-ish miles and then 17 min on the elliptical)
S: 4.78 (Warm enough to run outside again!)
The Runs for Cookies Virtual 5k kept me motivated with an actual planned run that day. Maybe I should put together a training plan so I have something to follow?
I got new shoes! I love the bright color and hope that I can get many good miles in them.
I ran outside! B and I ran to brunch on Saturday and the weather was in the 40s when we finished our run – it was SO nice!
Despite being in the 50s-60s over the weekend(yay!) it was SO cold some mornings. And that got me thinking – what’s too cold? I’ve run in the teens and below – maybe I just need to get used to it again?
Some questions for you:
- What’s “cold weather” running to you and what’s too cold? 40s? 30s? teens?
- For the locals – any races I should sign up for soon?
- How do you stay motivated on the treadmill?