The weather this time of year in Southern California can be difficult to dress for. If it's 20 degrees outside, you can layer up for a run. But how do you dress when it's mid 40's to start and mid 70's by the time you're done? What I do is delay my start so that I don't have to worry about carrying discarded layers. So, I didn't make my way out the door until 10:30AM. The problem? No breakfast. I would find out later what a huge FAIL this would be.
On the plan was a 16 miler. It was an absolutely stunning day, so I decided to try a new route - a beach run:
I think a lot of other people had the same idea:
- Fuel fuel fuel. If the tank is empty at the start, it ain't getting full along the way! I should've had my apple fritter.
- Bad runs are as important to your training as good ones are. If nothing else, the bad runs will remind you of what you should be doing.
- You should be living in Southern California.
That wrapped up a short 29.5 mile week. Travel early in the week and my desire to keep my "I'm not using a hotel treadmill" streak alive, meant my running week became a three day week. Got my hill repeats in on Thursday though, so the week wasn't an entire loss.
On tap this week will be my new modified plan that I discussed yesterday:
- Monday: Ergometer! I'll grab the Concept2 workout of the day and pull the chain for a few kilometers. Stretching and core work.
- Tuesday: 9 mile tempo run. Yikes!
- Wednesday: Erg erg erg erg. Stretching and core work.
- Thursday: 4 mile GA run.
- Friday: Scheduled rest day
- Saturday: 20 miles. Note: grab apple fritter on my way to meet up with the group
- Sunday: 8 miles GA run
- Total planned: 10 kilometers on the rowing machine, 41 miles on the trails
Finally - anyone here follow Penny (@southbaygirl) over at Planet Ynnep Running? (If not, shame on you!) She lives on that hill over there. Did I say it was a spectacular day?