Monday - Easy
3 miles/26:53/9:00 pace
With temps around 30F, I actually felt too warm on this early morning run.
Tuesday - Interval
1 mi WU
4x800m at threshold pace (7:03) w/ 3 min recovery
5 min recovery
Threshold pace on the treadmill was 7:03 with 0.5% incline and it felt moderately hard but not impossible. I found that running strides on the treadmill is not as easy as it would seem.
Wednesday - Recovery
Elliptical 30 mins
2.5 miles/22:30/9:00 pace
A nice easy run on the treadmill while watching Ellen. I got so absorbed in reading the captions that I ran 0.25 miles extra than I had planned.
Thursday - Tempo/Threshold Run
1 mi WU
3x1000m at threshold pace (7:19) w/ 4 min recovery
At lunch I had a spinach salad with tenderloin and tomatoes. It was delicious but along with a cookie, I was feeling my lunch during this whole run!
Friday - Off
I was glad for a day off, but my legs still were feeling good even after four days of running. I definitely think wearing my recovery socks and switching from morning to afternoon running helped.
Saturday - Long
6 miles/53:25/8:54 pace
I set out on this run just before 9am and it was snowing hard. The roads were rough and it felt like I was running in sand. Many times during the run I thought I should have done this run on the treadmill but I was already out in the snow so it was too late. I made it the 6 miles to Tim Hortons where I got some coffee and also got some weird looks for my attire. My dad picked me up from there and took me home to warm up!
Sunday - Off
My hamstrings were really sore from my run Saturday and I enjoyed having the day off from exercise and sat on the couch all day!
Total week 1 mileage: 22 mi