This week was a pretty solid week of running for me. My average pace has slowly, but steadily been increasing over the past few weeks as I get back into running shape and I seem to be ramping up without causing any injuries. I have been better (but admittedly still not great) about stretching, which can only help matters.
Yesterday’s run with my local running group was challenging in a good way for me and ended up being a big confidence booster. I wish that I could run with them more often, but it will be difficult over the next two months or so as we have a lot of other weekend plans.
Kai got cleared for riding (in her car seat) in the jogging stroller a few days ago and the weather looks promising in the next few days for her to go for a spin. She totally plans to wear her compression socks after our runs. I’m surprised that she doesn’t have nicer running gear than I do yet, I’m pretty sure that some of her regular clothes and shoes are nicer than mine. Go figure.
Chris continued his running streak for a second week in a row in preparation for his big race in March. While I pounded the pavement with the running group, Chris lulled Kai to sleep with the sound of the treadmill. Less than two months until race day!
Monday: 3.15 miles, 30:00 (Avg. 9:31/mi; 10:00/mi base pace w/6 x 1:30 pick-ups @ 8:34/mi)
Tuesday: 3.00 miles, 30:00 (Avg. 10:00/mi)
Wednesday: 3.23 miles, 30:00 (Avg. 9:17/mi; random pickups)
Friday: 3 miles, 30:00 (Avg. 10:00/mi)
Saturday: 4.83 miles, 45:55 (Avg. 9:30/mi; running group)
Sunday: 3.33 miles, 30:00 (Avg. 9:00/mi; random speeds)
Weekly Total: 20.54
Average Pace: 9:32/mi
January Total: 49.26
YTD Total: 49.26