Monday, December 28, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Decorations

We have done a lot of work finishing up loose ends at the house (almost time for before and after photos!) and after we did that we decorated with lots of lights!

The tree in the sunroom


The fireplace


Our wedding Willow Tree

This Week in Training

Monday:
4 miles

Tuesday:
5 miles
2x10 minutes tempo

Wednesday:
4 miles

Thursday:
1 mile warmup
4x400, 4x200
88, 89, 87, 88; 40, 41, 40, 38
800m cooldown

Friday:
5 miles

Saturday and Sunday:
Off

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

This Week in Training

Well, it's been a long time since I posted one of these. After some unfocused training due to many factors in my life, some pleasant (a wedding and a house) and some unpleasant (a pink slip), I'm back to goal oriented training. Since my fall was so hectic, I didn't think that the timing of indoor track was going to work for me this year- it's hard to believe but the meets have already started! Instead I have decided to tackle some of my softer PR's and hit the roads for some road racing this winter and spring. I've picked out a couple of races and I'll probably add a couple more as I get going. I'm going to do a race on New Year's day for fun but other than that, I probably won't race until I think that I'm ready to PR. Getting into distance running can be a bit of a challenge for me since I've been so sprint oriented, but I'm working on it. It's not a good sign that I missed a day of training the first week of my cycle though! Gotta keep the motivation high! A couple of training breakthroughs should do it for me; if that doesn't work, there's always the treadmill that's arriving tomorrow!

Monday:
4 miles

Tuesday:
1 mile warmup & drills
2x800 (3 min), 2x400 (90s), 2x200 (45s)
3:14.8, 3:11.9, 88.9, 87.6, 40.1, 38.4
800m cooldown

Wednesday:
5 miles

Thursday:
1 mile warmup
1200, mile, 1200 - easy 200/200@mile pace
Cooldown?

Friday:
Off

Saturday:
Off

Sunday:
6 miles