When I mapped out my training plan for the NYC Half Marathon, I knew I wouldn’t be doing any long runs this week, but I didn’t realize it would be a week with no running. Since my reason for not running is all good, I’m not stressing.
If anything, I think a long weekend of cross-training on the slopes could be just what I needed to refresh mentally and physically.
Weekly Wrap Training Recap
Since we’re still at Park City, I’m going to jump right to my training recap.
Monday: I almost rescheduled my 5:00 am OTF class–who needs to get up at 4:15 am on a holiday?–but since I was going into the office anyway, I knew it would force me to get an early start. Plus, I enjoy the smaller class size on holidays. Because of that, we spent longer on the treadmill than usual, so I did get in about 2.75 miles of mostly running. (I think we had two 1 minute walking recovery intervals). After 9 months of weekly OTF classes, my “push pace” is 7.5 mph and my “all out” pace is 8.0 mph–I’m still not used to seeing that 7:30 pace on the treadmill display!
Tuesday: Strength workout at home, based on a mash-up of my “favorite” workouts from Quick Strength For Runners (<<Amazon affiliate link — check it out!).
Wednesday: 50 min indoor cycling at CycleBar.
Thursday: Rest Day/Travel Day
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Skiing! The lifts are open from 9am – 4 pm, and we pretty much maxed out the skiing time each day.
If you are wondering where winter is, we found it at Park City, Utah! It was snowy and in the teens and 20s on the slopes with fantastic skiing conditions.
This coming week I will be lacing up my running shoes again–I have my first race of the year on Sunday–the Reston 10 Miler!