I was supposed to work last night through Sunday night, the dreaded but sometimes necessary 3 shifts in a row. I got called off and it was all I thought it could be! I got caught up on my wedding binder, got things together for Best Body Bootcamp (post to come next week on that!), Kyle and I watched a few episodes of New Girl on Netflix, and I was relaxed and content for the first time in awhile knowing my run was out of the way and I had nothing to do for today but go to work later tonight.
So, week 2 of Flying Pig marathon training is officially under my belt and it was a good training week despite being stuck on the treadmill. I was hoping to get my long run outside but a surprise 1/2 inch of snow Thursday night covered the sidewalks that I knew had icy patches lingering that I couldn't see so I thought I'd rather be safe than sorry.
Monday - Worked day shift - rest day.
Tuesday - 5 mile pace run. I knew I was working in the OR Wednesday and I'd probably need to run before work since I was on call. I knew working all weekend I would be doing my long run likely Friday during the day so I wanted to get my second highest mileage done early. Plus I had all day to do it since I had the day off. 10:45 pace/53:47 total time. Fastest 4-6 mile range by a full 30 seconds that I did 5 miles in back in September. Woop woop!
Wednesday - 3:45AM wake up for an easy 3 miles. The gym is a dark, lonely place this early in the morning but I get to play music out loud instead of using headphones so that's kind of a plus!
Thursday - Another easy-ish 3 miles. 10:45 pace/32:15 total time.
Friday - 9 miles in the books. 11:37 pace/1:44 total time. I set it to 5.1 for a nice pace and did the first hour on the rolling hill setting. I hate hills. Really. BUT, the marathon has some beast ones and I know I need to do them. Plus it made the hour go by super quickly, so that's a plus.