february: the month of no m&m's. for a short month, it sure seemed long at times, but i successfully made it all 28 days without indulging. i won't be whipping up m&m pancakes tomorrow morning as marlene suggested (though they do sound delicious), but i guarantee you the streak will end. i do have a few packs from a co-worker from throughout february as well as the large bag from beth to put away. while i successfully went m&m free, i overly-enjoyed other forms of chocolate instead. after i treat myself to some m&m's, i'm going to enforce a new chocolate rule on myself - one that i still have to figure out. nothing extreme, just something to keep the chocolate intake under control.
week in review (2/15 - 2/21):
total miles: 36.45 (avg temp 31.3* f)
time spent running: ~ 4 hours 55 minutes
avg hr: 167.67
avg pace: 8:32/mile
off days: 3, three! blah
not a great week, but i did pr in the 10-mile (by default).
week in review (2/22 - 2/28):
total miles: 52.86 (avg temp 33.8* f)
time spent running: ~ 7 hours 29 minutes
avg hr: 162.33
avg pace: 8:34/mile
off days: 1
finally! a week worth claiming as marathon training (sorta... no real long run and no speed work). i got up for three successful morning workouts - 2 runs, 1 strength training. it was the first time i did any sort of strength training in close to two years, so i spent the rest of the week with serious doms, walking around like i had stick up my butt. i'm trying to get over the mental barrier of getting up at 4am for a short run. it's not that early... right? now that the olympics are over maybe i'll get in bed before 11, which should help with waking up for a 4:30 run. i've been taking naps during lunch to help compensate for my big 5-hours of sleep. my long run was 'only' 14.7 miles for the week, but i ran with these guys for a sub-8:00/pace for most of it until i had to uh, utilize the facilities and they left me.
hmm trending? january weekly mileage: 41, 36, 38, 50. february weekly mileage: 43, 44, 36, 52. apparently i can only make myself crest 50 when i realize it's the last week of the month.
total mileage: 177.36
time spent running: 24:54:22
avg pace: 8:36/mile
days off: 8
avg resting hr: not measured
avg max hr: 179.89
not running related...
i recently did some online shopping at delias. in case anyone shops there in the next week - feel free use code "DAC2" to get $10 off $75 or more. real convenient how they email you coupon codes after you place an order...