I'm going to shift my Week in Review posts to be Mon-Sun, instead of Sun-Sat. It just makes more sense to me, since Monday is more like the fresh start to the week. :-)
Sunday, 1/1This was the last day of the #RWRunStreak! I finished with a pretty unspectacular 1 mile run, because I got distracted creating a Running Log on Google Drive. I calculated all of my 2016 miles, at least the ones that I had logged with either Nike+ or Strava. I also added up all my Charity Miles. It made me much more confident in my 600 mile goal for 2017.
I've never really tracked my races, so I also added a tab to track them. I had to do a lot of googling to find official finish times, but I think I found them all. I made it so as I add new races it will auto-calculate any new PRs. I'm pretty excited about it.
In case you're interested, here are my current PRs. There are a few distances that I've only run once, but still a PR, right?! 😊
I also started using DailyMile again. If you use it, search for ClarindaD and add me as a friend, or leave your user name in the comments, and I'll add you. :-)
|Jan 2 - Jan 8|
Monday, 1/2The Plan ↠ REST
Reality ↠ The #RWRunStreak ended on Sunday, so my body was ready for a break. I rearranged my Nike+ training program a bit, so that Monday could be a rest day. I still did a yoga workout, though.
Tuesday, 1/3The Plan ↠ NTC Workout | Ignition Points
Reality ↠ Done! It was a pretty easy, 15 minute workout. Probably should have done a little more, but it was back to work that day and I was running late.
Wednesday, 1/4The Plan ↠ REST
Reality ↠ REST
I took advantage for the rest day and slept in until 6:15 am! Since I'm used to a longer morning before work, I ended up leaving quite late and then traffic was bad, so I ended up being 15-20 minutes late to work. Uh-oh. Good thing my boss is pretty laid back.
|The mountains looked so gorgeous during my morning commute!|
Thursday, 1/5The Plan ↠ Speed work - 5x800m | 9:05 avg pace | 30 sec rest
Reality ↠ Done! Managed a 9:05 avg pace. Boom!
I really had to force myself out there this morning! I was feeling drained and my cold was still hanging on, but inspired by Judy's AON post, I decided to at least attempt the speed work. This is the first time I did intervals and actually rested between them. Normally, I walk through them.
While I'm really glad I did this run, it really wiped me out! I was so exhausted all day long and ended up going to bed early.
I actually threw something together in the slow cooker before work as well - Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili. I've made it before, but not in a really long time. It was as delicious as I remembered!
|Probably not so healthy using chips as utensils, but so tasty!|
The Plan ↠ Recovery Run - 2.75 miles | 10:50 pace
Reality ↠ Nice easy 5k | 10:41 pace
I had some household things to do before work, so I skipped my run. I packed some running stuff to bring to work with me, in the hopes it would motivate me to run after work before heading home. I'm so glad I did, because we ended up getting out of work early, so I didn't even have to run in the dark!
The route at work is downhill for the first half and then turnaround to run right back up the hill. I really had to force myself to run slowly, and time seemed to slow down as well. So glad I had some music to help keep me distracted and moving along.
My lower legs felt so tired and tight! I definitely did some rolling after I got home.
Saturday, 1/7The Plan ↠ REST
Reality ↠ REST
Sunday, 1/8The Plan ↠ Long Run - 5.75miles | 11:06 pace
Reality ↠ Nice, easy 5.16 miles | 10:49 pace
Technology was not on my side today. It shouldn't have affected me like it did, but it just deflated me. I paused my Nike+ app around mile 3 and then while the timer would restart, the GPS didn't seem to. It was stuck at 2.97, so I ended the workout and started a 2nd one. It didn't seem to work right as it showed I was moving much faster than I really was and the map was all.over.the.place. So frustrating! Also, CharityMiles stopped working during the first part. Thankfully, I checked it and restarted the workout at the time my Nike+ app stopped working. I added the Nike+ mileage/time with the CharityMiles mileage/time, and I *think* this is pretty accurate. At least closer to what it should have been, so I'm going with it.
In yesterday's Ultimate Coffee Date post, I mentioned I was going to bake some cookies. Well, that never happened, so I need to get them done today! As well as a little other food prep for the week.
How was your 1st week of 2017?
Does technology ever thwart your runs, deflate you, and leaving you feeling unsatisfied?
I'm linking up today with Tricia & Holly for the Weekly Wrap as well as Ilka & Angela for Sunday Fitness & Food.