Pretty much perfect weather. Couldn’t be happier about breaking out the “summer” running clothes in mid-January!
Perfect weather accompanied by a perfectly-executed long run:
Rounded off to an even 13.1 just for fun.
I actually wasn’t really in to this one at first. Actually considered turning back after a couple of miles. Glad I didn’t, as somehow my legs perked up and carried me to a fun little finish!
Runs like these embed themselves in my memory and make the crappy, sluggish days all worth it.
Today’s EAT: Post-run Chinese takeout.
Thanks Regan and Erin for recommending Peace China in the comments to my tofu post last week! It was indeed wonderful. Those Singapore curry noodles might be the best version of that dish I’ve ever had. Perfect.
Today’s DRINK: Post-run beer.
This Southern Pale Ale from Natty Greene’s Brewing Company was – wait for it! – perfect. Like a Sierra Nevada, but a little lighter and fresher. Good thing I got a six-pack: I needed a couple more to get me through that Seahawks/Bears disaster this afternoon!
Today’s RUN: An easy 7-ish recovery miles this morning rounded out the week:
M – 7.2 easy (1:02:05, 8:36 pace)
Tu – 7.5 with tempo portions (treadmill, 1:00, 8:01 pace)
W – 5 easy (43:20, 8:40 pace) + 20 min core work
Th – OFF/XT (easy 45-min spin class) + 20 min weights
F – 4 easy (36:10, 9:02 pace)
Sa – 13.1 long (1:50:56, 8:28 pace)
Su – 7.2 easy (1:06:05, 9:09 pace)
Total for week – 44 miles. And I never actually took a full rest day…oops.
Today’s QUESTION: NFL playoffs/championships – who are you pulling for? Or are you just tuning out the noise? I am watching the Jets and Pats right now and pulling for the Jets. (I’m neutral on the Jets, but I hate New England!)