Again, I’ve been a very bad blogger the past week or so. The days after Christmas were filled with lots of packing for my trip to Florida and tying up loose ends at my previous job. On the 26th, 27th and 28th I managed to run three more 10ks before heading off to Florida for a much-deserved vacation with Alex and my family. It’s a great feeling to see how easy these runs are becoming for me. My base is finally at a level where I can begin to run faster for longer now. I’ve been consistently breaking the 40 minute 10k barrier on my tempo runs without breaking much of a sweat.
Running in Florida (Cape Coral, to be exact)
Alex and I arrived at my parents’ house on the evening of the 28th the 29th was a super early morning run in Florida before our day trip to Miami. I managed a sticky 5.5 miles before succumbing to the showers. I celebrated the end of week 8 with a 10 miler in midday heat that included a very well-paced last 4 miles.
Week Eight totals
New Year’s Eve is my birthday and I think it should be a national holiday as well. That being said, I ran 5 miles in the tropical 84 degrees and high humidity of Southwest Florida. New Year’s Day was a great little interval run with Alex (her first in many, many years) and I ran a little extra interval session of my own to see where my limits were. We flew back to Minneapolis on January 2nd 😦 and came back to snow.
Back in Minneapolis
Treadmills are key when it is ugly out. We jumped off the plane and I headed to the downtown YWCA for a quick 5.5 mile shakeup. I started my new job at Kodet Architectural Group on January 3rd and was planning on a morning run but aborted it when I started having issues with this nagging cold, again. I ran after work instead. Unfortunately, the downtown YWCA was closed due to a construction crew hitting a 36″ water main and flooding a good bit of downtown. So, I ran outside. I ran 6 miles in 13 degrees, it was no fun. I’m looking forward to getting back indoors tonight.