This week was a total of 33 miles & 3 lifting sessions. Here is how it broke down:
Monday was an easy 6 miles at 9:08 average outside on trails/soft dirt.
Tuesday was 7 miles at 8:07 average. I did a warm up, then 5 x 30 sec @ 6:00 avg w/1 min recovery between. 2 minute recovery followed by 2 x 60 sec @ 6:15 avg w/ 1 min recovery. Another 2 minute recovery followed by 3 x 90 sec @ 6:30 avg w/ 90 sec recovery. After I lifted biceps, triceps and chest.
Wednesday was 5 easy miles at 8:43 average and lifted legs/glutes.
Thursday was 7 miles at 8:09 average. Warm up and then ran at upper zone 2-3 (keeping my heart rate under 175). Lifted back and shoulders after. My legs were definitely sore from lifting the day before – that wasn’t well planned on my part.
I also went to active release therapy in the afternoon. My calves were feeling tight and achy. Felt much better after.
Friday was a pyramid set swim with the 12 sets of Christmas: 50/100/250/300/350/400 then reverse. I used fins on the 250 sets and these sculling paddles with a pull buoy on the 350 sets. It was so hard!
Saturday was 8 miles. 20 minutes warm up, then 4 sets of: 3 minutes at 7:00 average pace, 1 minute at 6:30 average pace, then 20 minutes cool down.
It was 36 degrees when I started, but a beautiful sunny day.
My parents came up for the weekend to do Christmas, since I am going to Alaska for Christmas with John. My dad and I went grocery shopping for dinner and I was really excited when I found Sufferfest Beer in the store. It is a local San Francisco beer that is gluten free. I love the names of the beers – EPIC and Taper. I don’t really like IPAs, so I tried the EPIC. I thought it was really good!
In the afternoon, we did presents.
We snacked on “goop” – the trail mix that my parents make every year around Christmas time while we cooked. So good!
What does your family make for Christmas dinner?
Do have any Christmas traditions?