Last week was a great start to my Shamrock training! I definitely realized I’ve gotten a bit out of running shape, so my runs were slower than I wanted, but I felt great that I got every workout in. Doing all my runs up in cold, snowy Syracuse with holiday fun mixed in, I was fairly certain I’d be making some excuses for taking an extra day off, but instead just got out there and did it!
Here’s the day-by-day breakdown:
Monday: I put in just more than 3 easy miles followed by a P90X ab workout and a leg workout that included lots of lunges, squats and single-leg work as well.
Tuesday: Today I hit the hills working six 1/4 mile hill repeats into my 4+ mile run.
Wednesday: Similar to Monday, I got in just more than 3 miles followed by a tough leg workout. Then I enjoyed Christmas dinner!
Thursday: Rest Day.
Friday: I was back at it today for a tempo run close to 4.5 miles.
Saturday: After doing battle with various tech projects in my parents house all morning then watching the ‘cuse game, I managed to sneak in a quick 3+ miles around the old neighborhood.
Sunday: I somehow got myself out of bed before daylight and put in about 9.5 miles. With temps in the mid-30s and no wind/snow, this turned out to be one of the best days of the week for a run!
i’m really excited about shamrock! when are you going down to va beach?
Me too! At this point I’ll probably have to work Friday – at least part of the day – so I’m planning on heading down as soon as I get out of work.