This month started strong with the running of my second NYC Marathon, but then it held some much needed rest! I needed it desperately after the marathon. However, I didn't want all of the efforts to get in running shape to disappear after the big race so I made the choice to sign up for a short 4-miler at the end of November.
I started back at the beginning the week before the 4-mile God's Love We Deliver run with one solitary mile. I ran the entire mile...and it felt good. Two days later, I ran a couple solid miles. Still felt good. Another two days, I gave it my all for three miles. A bit more difficult for me to not take any breaks, but I did it. I was ready! My plan worked well because I ran for the entire time during the 4-mile race...finishing with my best time all year - 11:52 per mile!
Nov 16 - 1 mile run on treadmill
Nov 18 - 2 mile run on treadmill
Nov 20 - 3 mile run on treadmill
I gave myself another break for the Thanksgiving holiday, but I know I've got to get back to it for December. I began tracking my daily steps with my new FitBit starting on December 1 so it will be interesting to see how I do with step counts all month! I don't have any races on the books for the next couple of months so it will be more important than ever that I make time for the gym!
What are you favorite winter workouts?