Tuesday, January 12, 2021

53 Days Until Race Day

 Every night since Saturday when I made gumbo and watched a movie, I have occupied myself with activities in my kitchen rather than sitting on my couch on social media, and I must say it has been SUCH a welcome change. On Sunday I made and iced cookies. Yesterday, I prepared some purple and gold royal icing. Today, I baked and decorated cookies. I should probably be distracting myself with my dissertation, but I'm giving myself a few more days of cooking and baking before I get into that. (I might regret this choice later.)

Running continues to go well for me, and I am so excited about my progress! 

  • Monday 1/11 - I had 5 easy miles on the schedule. Jennie and I resumed our "Runch" tradition yesterday, so we did 3.6 miles together, and I did the remaining 1.4 miles solo. 
  • Tuesday 1/12 - Speed work day! I am out of the shorter 5K-10K pace intervals and into longer intervals "marathon pace minus 10 seconds," which for me is 10:42-11:17. Today's workout called for six 1-mile intervals with 400 meters of recovery and 1.5 miles of warmup and cooldown on each end. I rocked my intervals and met up with Ellen during the cooldown while she did her training run. 
    • Added bonus: I did about 1 minute of light jogging in the first 4 recoveries, so my recovery pace was a little faster today than it has been. However, I realized I was going to finish a little ahead of the time I told Ellen I would be ready, so I allowed myself to walk all of the last two recoveries. 

Something that made today great: I had to run errands this afternoon, but they were all super quick! Yay!

Time I woke up: 9:30 am

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