Base Building 2021, Week 7

How are we 7 weeks into the year? And yet also, how is winter so never-ending? I think it’s because we got a ton of snow back in December, then kept getting more in January and February. So I keep telling myself the weather (and the sidewalks/roads/trails) will get better in March, but we all know it might take a few weeks into March to get and keep the weather in the 40’s and above again.

Monday 2/8: 40 minutes of spin with Peloton Britney Spears and Lady Gaga classes.

Tuesday 2/9: RowHouse Power class for 45 minutes. I hadn’t taken one of these in a while and you get off the rower 5 times instead of the usual 3 for a Signature class. The plank rows with weights crushed me and my splits were pretty slow, but I put in effort.

Wednesday 2/10: Workout Wednesday! I did 20 1-minute intervals with a 1 mile warmup and 1 mile cool down on the treadmill. My intervals were at an 8:30 pace which used to be my 10K pace (ha!) and they felt difficult but satisfying to hit. 4 miles total.

Thursday 2/11: 3 easy treadmill recovery miles. I finally did the Hamilton run from Peloton, which took me back to the period 2017-2019 when I listened to the soundtrack all the time and memorized all the lyrics.

Friday 2/12: 2 easy treadmill miles. More would have been nice but I’m happy just to be consistent. 3 miles used to be my minimum for a run but 2 is fine for getting back into it.

Saturday 2/13: 3 miles outside with some strides thrown in the middle. It was right around 30 degrees and I dressed exactly right if not a little too warm: Tracksmith long-sleeve Harrier, Athleta Rainier tights, buff, wool beanie, Nathan mitten/gloves, and Lululemon Down For It All Jacket. Makes me feel better knowing I could wear this for colder temperatures.

Sunday 2/14: 1 hour of Zoom yoga. I felt pretty good during the vinyasa portion (chaturunga still a struggle) and was much improved at the balancing/tree pose.

Total: 12 miles running, 1 rowing class, and 1 yoga class. My apartment building’s gym is closed Monday – Friday this week, so there will be no treadmill miles, plus we’re getting hit with another round of ice and one of snow. So running may be a bit limited as well. Signups opened for the early April 5K but I’m still undecided. I kind of want more than 6 weeks to train for it since my volume still isn’t consistent. I’ve added two upcoming 5K time trials to my plan so might see how those go first.

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