This week saw my mileage get back to the range I like to keep it in. It also brought my random decision to complete the 30 day shred program again. I was questioning that decision when I found myself doing my day four 30 day shred workout at 9:30 at night on Saturday after having run 10 miles on trails. All I really wanted to do was go to bed, but I got it done.
Monday- 3 mile run on trails at Randolph Park. I was feeling really off during this run. I had a throbbing headache and felt very tired.
Wednesday- AM: Day 1 of the 30 day shred, level 1 workout.
PM: 4 mile progression run on the treadmill. I didn’t feel that great, but it felt good to push the pace. Splits: 10:20 / 9:51 / 9:21 / 9:09
Thursday- 30 day shred, day 2 level 1 workout
Friday- 30 day shred, day 3 level 1 workout
Saturday- AM: 10 mile solo trail run at Pandapas Pond. This was my first double digit trail run and it was t-o-u-g-h. I definitely have some work to do to improve on trails, because right now I’m pretty slow. It was lightly snowing and just below freezing outside. I had 6 creek crossings total during this run, and was able to stay out of the water on all but two. I also discovered that it is very challenging to run on frozen mud that has foot prints and bike tire tracks in it. More on this run later this week.
PM: 30 day shred workout – day 4, level 1 at 9:30 PM. I was so worn out from the day and all I wanted to was go to bed, but I didn’t want to give up on my commitment 4 days into the 30 day regiment.
Sunday- AM: 4 mile run with Kim on the Dora Trail. My legs were a bit sore from Saturday’s trail run, but it felt good to get my legs moving and warm up my muscles. Once I got home I ate a quick breakfast/lunch and then completed my day 5, level 1 30 Day Shred workout.
Total Miles: 21.20 miles