Training Recap November 28- December 4

I can’t believe Christmas is only 3 weeks away, this year has flown by, in a good way though! I am excited to see what 2017 brings and am looking forward to another year of progress with running. This week was a bit easier than last week, I believe because I only had 1 solo run in the dark! 

Monday: OFF

Tuesday: 60 minutes “easy” I got to start my run earlier than usual since work ended earlier than usual and embraced the fact that there was still daylight!

Wednesday: Group workout at the track, we did a 20 minute warm-up followed by 2 sets of: 1 mile @tempo and 3 x 400m @faster than tempo and a cooldown. We pushed the pace and it was good and hard.

Thursday: 30 minutes “easy” my only run in the dark and it was short and sweet  commute home from work.

Friday: 45 minutes “easy” I went out to Mount Doug and ventured into the trails just a little, the timeline didn’t permit too much more but it was still nice.

Saturday: Group workout, we went to these trails surrounding a golf course, the terrain is a mix of dirt and chip trails and there are a couple decent hills thrown in there. It has an amazing mountain view though. Our workout was: our regular 20 minute warm-up and then 2 sets of: 3 x 30 second hill sprints, 1.5 miles @ tempo, and then a 20 minute cooldown. This was also a good challenging workout, the hills really worked our legs which was the point because it was a lactate threshold workout.

Sunday: Long-ish run day: it was 16km this week and I departed from work out to Dallas Rd, the sun was out and it was a beautiful day.

Total Weekly Mileage: 61.1 km

I also did 3 NTC workouts, I found one called Runners Strength and Balance which I really like!

Since it is December that means holiday party season and while I do enjoy indulging in good food and drinks, there’s always that voice lingering in the back of my mind saying “but you have to run tomorrow..” Yes, I might be a bit obsessive, I did run on Christmas Day last year after all. Maybe I can do both or maybe my run will suffer a little bit, but it’s not race season yet, so it’s time to enjoy the festivities.

How do you balance the holiday season and training?

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