After taking the weeks to really enjoy the holidays and run all over town (plus to Boulder) with our weekend visitors, I was definitely feeling the weight of being off schedule and on vacation. Literally.
The funny thing about letting an exercise routine slip a little? I always feel more tired. I was craving that endorphin rush of energy, and more than ready to get this training plan rolling!
There’s no need to step on a scale or rest on a few indulgences; it’s a new day, a new week, a new month and a new Year. All good reasons to get right back into the groove, to lace those shoes right up and head for the pavement. Here we go…
Day 1: 5 miles, Easy. (44:52)
Check! I survived this by dodging ice patches and paying more attention to white sidewalks than my music or G, the Garmin. It was a challenge to keep an even pace, but negative splits still showed themselves for the full five.
I have three more days of running ahead this week, ending with a 10 miler!
To keep things strong, I’ve ignored that the last two weeks have only included two yoga classes, and started fresh. Sunday was a 90 min class that had me sore yesterday; today I took two classes this morning (just because I had the time and love the teachers) and I’m finally feeling back to stretchy-normal.
Yoga & Spin will be my main cross-training this time around; the road bike will get a turn when the weather allows! Hear that, Denver? Please let the sun shine.
Who else is starting the new year with a new Training plan/race goal?