Tuesday, February 7 – Easy 5 miles
A five mile easy run after working hard on Sunday felt good, refreshing even – as evident in this photo of the very very cool waters off the docks at Great Harbor Yacht Club.
Average pace 8:23
Wednesday, February 8– Pace 7 miles
Fast sets for this morning run through some classic Nantucket fog, going under an 8:00 mile for miles 3 and 4 and then just over for miles 5 and 6, and actually reigning it in for an 8:40 mile warm down to finish.
1-2 mile warm up
2 x 2 miles at marathon pace, 3 min jog in between
1-2 mile warm down
Average pace 8:08
Thursday, February 9– Easy 6 miles
It was somewhat motivating to know that I was getting in a good solid run before the weather turns for the worse. I changed up my route a little, which is important for me to do every so often or I start to feel bored and can even dread hitting the same road for mile after mile… Average pace on this run was 8:10.
Sunday, February 12– Long Run 11 miles
I set out for my long run knowing that the weather might work against me, but also knowing that you never know what you’ll have to be prepared for on race day so I may as well take these bad weather days in stride. But this run was, in all honesty, pretty miserable about 6 miles in. Though Nantucket was spared the blizzard of snow that much of New England was getting hit with, we did have some intense wind and freezing rain, which I had the not-so-pleasurable experience of running through for about 5 miles.With a range of 10-12 miles on my training plan for the day , I opted not to go for the maximum mileage. It took about half an hour for my hands to have feeling again once I got home. Thankful for a rest day on the horizon! *Above photo was taken from the same route as this run, but last Sunday; it’s one of my favorite loops on the island ❤