This morning I headed to the track for a speed workout. There was no school today so I didn’t have to hurry and finish before the buses arrived. And, since I didn’t have work, I could actually wait until the sun started to rise. Win-win! It was frigid – 19 degrees. During my warm-up, it was so cold that I actually wished I was home in my warm basement on the treadmill, wearing shorts and a tank top. I hate to be all bundled up!
I did a “ladder down” workout starting at 1200m and going down to 1000m -> 800m -> 600m -> 400m. I did them at 10K pace with a 200m rest interval in between. Since it wasn’t a super taxing workout I threw in 2 miles at MP (8:02 and 8:19), a cool down, and called it a day at 8 miles.
During the cool down I could hear my hair sweeping along the back of my jacket. It sounded like it was frozen. When I got to the car…and this is a first for me…sweat-icicles! So gross!
Boston Week 2 Recap
MON: 6 miles speed (4×800 with a MP mile at the end)
TUE: 6 miles easy
THU: 8 miles tempo with 6 at MP
FRI: 6 miles easy
SAT: 15 miles
SUN: barre class
41 miles total with another yoga fail. I’m still figuring out how to fit it all in and I need 1 complete rest day a week.
I need your help…can anyone recommend WARM and WATERPROOF running gloves? As in, I can wipe sweat and snot away and they won’t freeze on me. For LRs, I switch my gloves halfway through and today I doubled up on gloves.
Ever get sweat-icicles? It’s funny how I can get so sweaty and be so cold at the same time.