Workout Recap-Jan 15th-21st

Another week of minimal workouts.

Since I start working evening at the tax office this week, I took this past week off from my workouts to try to get my house sorted before not being home several nights a week. So I managed to get in one workout, which was on Sunday.

I will say Monday to Wednesday had pretty crappy and cold weather. But, as the weekend neared, the weather improved greatly.

So, just a quick recap of what I did on Sunday, the 21st!

So I am officially into training for the Go! St. Louis half marathon this April. I had signed up for it last year, but had to defer because of my neck and spinal issues. Now that things are going much better in that department, I get to really start running again. And since I didn’t want my deferral code to go to waste, I signed up for the half.

This will be my long run for week 2 of training 🙂

I got up somewhat early on Sunday, after working all day on Saturday and was thinking, “This weather is frickin’ glorious! I am totally taking advantage of this and getting a run in.” But, alas, I needed to charge my Garmin. So I plugged it in, and then toodled around the house doing a few other things before deciding that I was going to head to Creve Coeur Lake to do my run. It would totally give my Garmin more time to charge on the way there.

Now, I’ve been to CC Lake a few times, but for some reason I always have trouble finding the right entrance for where I want to wind up. I don’t know why I can ever remember. But I wasted 20 minutes driving around trying to find the entrance to the park, so that I could get parked and get my run going.

Anyways, I finally made the right turn and got parked, hit up the rest room, and then got myself situated for my run.

The weather was beyond ridiculous. I wore cropped running tights, a tank top, and then a long sleeve and the long sleeve I chose was probably a bit much. I ran the Lakeview Loop, which is just under 4 miles, so I had to go past my car a bit and turn around to hit my four mile mark. But I felt pretty good for the entire run, and had a fairly decent pace. The views didn’t hurt much either. I shared some screen shots of my Garmin data below, as well as a couple of pictures I took while running, but I hit my four miles in 1:07:11 for an average pace of 16:48/mile.

Map of my run around the lake
Mile splits
The lake was frozen over in most places, but I did see a couple kayak paddlers out there.
Crazy to have 70 degree weather and run by a frozen water fall.

2 Comments on “Workout Recap-Jan 15th-21st

    • Thanks! I have a hard time with motivation and stick to it-ness so I am working really hard on improving that this year.

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