Boston, you sure can be warm for December! I guess winter is imminent in New England, but it would be nice if it could wait a few more months!
This week included some tough workouts, including my first true speed workout since training for Big Cottonwood Canyon this summer. I had to take the speed work inside on the treadmill due to the rainy midweek weather. After that experience, I will aim to run sprint workouts outside going forward if at all possible. The workout included a two mile warm-up, and 5 X 800m (half mile) sprints, with 400m (quarter mile) recovery in between, and a one mile cool. This is a fairly typical marathon training sprint workout. However, I found it very difficult to keep up my target 3:30/800 meter pace. I managed to hit the splits, but was more out of breath than I think I ever have been. Let’s hope that next week’s speed workout goes better!
My week also included some nice walks to and from work — minus the rain midweek!
Boston is still looking fall-ish!
We had a holiday party at work Wednesday afternoon. There was an amazing display of desserts, and I was in heaven. Maybe all of the cookies and brownies I ate added to the difficulty of my speed workout!
Boston is getting ready for the holidays, yet remains rather warm- I like it!
The end of the work week will include a movie (Spotlight, another Boston-based movie!) with friends.
I will be running an hour-long timed run (no specific pace, but relaxed!) tomorrow morning. Looks like it will be sunny and in the low 50s, so won’t have to wear too many layers. Sunday is my long run (18 miles), and I will be running part of it with my sister. It will be her first run since the Philly marathon, and I am looking forward to it! She is my motivation!
I will be wearing my new Spibelt gear during my long run, including my belt and H20 companion. I am a huge fan of spibelt product and I have worn their belts during most marathons and long runs. The belts are super comfortable around my waist and don’t ride up when running. They are light-weight and can fit all of my GUs (I bring 4 with me in a marathon), as well as a phone, chapstick, and anything else I need. It’s definitely the easiest way to carry all of my race day essentials!
Spibelt’s H20 companion is an add-on water bottle to any spibelt, and is the perfect size for long runs. This will be my first time using the H20 companion, and I am looking forward to testing it out! Stay tuned for a review on that.
Have a happy Friday! Remember to get outside this weekend if you can. Looks like a beautiful one for Bostonians! :)
What are your favorite (or typical) speed workout routines? Do you practice yasso 800s?
What workout do you find toughest: long runs, speed workouts, hills, or tempo?
Anyone seeing a movie this weekend?
Any other weekend plans? Any holiday events?