All About That Base

It’s winter. I have no races on my radar. It’s a busy time of year. It’s dark and cold most mornings.  Every few weeks we pass along some crud around our house. So right now, I’m all about that base — keeping up my base mileage, that is (bonus points if you have some Meghan Trainor in your head now!).

So, that’s my way of saying this was a pretty boring week running wise. Which I’m okay with – I’m glad to be able to still get out there and so grateful the weather has been cooperating. I can deal with chilly (20s-30s) temps, and clear skies – it’s when it gets into the teens or it starts to snow that I start to whine. 

Sunday: 4.5 miles — I was able to get outside for a run before taking the big kids to a morning birthday party and it was EVERYTHING. Even though it was grey outside, it felt so good to run with the sun up.

Monday: 4.5 miles – I was tired this morning, and barely got out of bed. Was glad I did (as usual) and happy to have gotten in a few miles before my team’s holiday party that day. 

Tuesday: 5 miles –  Another uneventful outdoor run, which I’m fine with. I also got in a nice sunrise walk – look at the gorgeous sky! And this fun house decorated – the sign says, “Save Santa a Trip – Be Naughty” and there’s a Grinch on their roof.

sunrise23be naughty

Wednesday – 5.02 miles – I was happy to get outside and run on a chilly day.

Thursday – 3.85 treadmill miles plus ab workout- I woke up to 34 degrees and rain, one of my worst favorite conditions to run in.  Who wants to be cold AND wet? So I decided to take advantage of the weather and stay inside. I got in a new 10 minute ab workout, followed by some stretching and a 5K on the treadmill plus walking.

Friday:  4.02 miles plus ab workout It was again raining when I woke up,  but due to stop shortly, so I ended up doing another different ab workout and then delaying somewhat before dressing for an outdoor run. As much as I didn’t feel like going out in the wet and cold, it was still so much easier than the previous day’s treadmill run. I’m not in treadmill shape, so it’s going to take me some time to get used to it this winter.

Saturday:  3.5 miles on the treadmill & 1 mile outdoor walk I woke up to snow, and didn’t feel like figuring out if it were deep and slippery enough for Yaktrax, so I decided to just go on the treadmill. Later, the snow was melted and I got in a short walk outside. 

total mileage:  30.16 mi

Questions for you:

  • What are you doing this time of year to stay in shape? 
  • Are you training for anything?

 l am linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

7 thoughts on “All About That Base

  1. This is a great time of the year to keep up your base and keep up consistency. I have a March half on the calendar and I will start ramping up for that in a few weeks. Can’t believe it’s almost January. Uneventful weeks are good sometimes!

  2. Great week of base training. What a beautiful sunrise! Cute holiday decorations too. Sometimes running isn’t “exciting” but we just keep getting out there! It all adds up. Happy holidays!

  3. It sounds like a solid week. I am keeping up with doing *something* everyday, and giving myself a pass on getting in a full workout with everything else extra I’m doing.

  4. I’m all about the base, as well, this time of year. No races on the calendar until early March, though there are a couple I’m eyeing (one in January and one in February).

  5. You got some good miles in despite the dark and dreary time of the year! I mainly do strength training, which always is my base. I just started running this autumn, then had to stop because of my knee, and came back to running in late November. I try to walk and run as much as I can. It’s much easier here with the mild climate, except the last two weeks when we had the cold spell.

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