Wednesday: 3M "speed work"
There are a lot of extra "rest" days in there due to the holiday season. I had three parties this week alone. I knew I had a bunch of work functions I needed to attend also, so I threw in some speed work on the treadmill on Wednesday. By speed work, I mean every minute for 8 minutes I would increase the speed by .1 then I'd walk for 2 minutes. It really helped me get through the workout and I even got up to a 10:30 pace! Yes, it was only for a minute but it still counts. Thank goodness this was a low mileage long run week.
Friday night, I drank a lot. Like, as much as all the other times I drank in 2013 combined (you can count on one hand how many times I drank in 2013, fyi). So, I decided I would move my long run to Sunday and run errands on Saturday. Then I realized the weather was unseasonably warm (60 degrees in December in NYC!. . it was like NOLA came to me for the holidays this year) and rain was in the forecast for Sunday. I had to take advantage. The warm weather was pretty awesome and I felt amazing after! During? Not so much, but hey! It got done. Maybe this incorporating a social life back into my routine won't be as hard as I thought. Bonus? I even ended my run at the grocery: SCORE! 2 birds. 1 stone. BAM!
How are you getting your training in during the holidays?