Monday, January 4, 2016

Davis Stampede Half Marathon Training Week 2 and Weekly Wrap 12/28-1/3

Here's a recap of last week's workouts:

Monday 12/28 - 4 miles at the indoor track. Left Utah in the evening and arrived back in California late at night.
Tuesday 12/29 - 1 mile. It was so nice to run outdoors again! 
Wednesday 12/30 - 2.46 miles while the kiddos biked.
Thursday 12/31 - 1 mile while the kiddos played at the park.
Friday 1/1 - Happy New Year! 3 miles
Saturday 1/2 - 7.3 miles with the local running group in town.
Sunday 1/3 - Rest

Hope everyone had a great new year's.
2016 is here and I am ready for new races and runs. Looking at my running stats for the year, December was my lowest mileage month. However for the whole year I ran 1,081 miles! I was pretty surprised I hit over 1000 because my goal was only 907 for the year. I ran 807 miles in 2014, so 2015 was a big jump in mileage. I'm very happy with how the year went and if you did not read my Year In Running Review for 2015, you can read it here
This last week was so so when it comes to workouts and running. Again I didn't quite follow the Hal Higdon's training schedule I usually follow but I got in what I could. I guess I should just call it my guide. :) One of my goals for the year is to step up my strength training and cross training. I also want to strengthen my core. I'm hoping to do at least a minute #plankaday every day of the year. 

Last week I found I was chosen as a Represent Running Ambassador. This is such a great opportunity for me to explore the Bay area's races. I'm pretty excited!
The weekend was good. Saturday morning I ran with the local running group. There are two options in Davis, the Fleet Feet store or the Golden Valley Harriers. Saturdays, they both meet at 8am at the Fleet Feet store in Davis. I had contacted both groups and said I would try them out. I set out to run with the Golden Valley Harriers group this time because it seemed like the cheaper option. Fleet feet comes with the coaches and is more organized but it also comes with a hefty price and I could only make it for sure on Saturday mornings and not any of the times during the week and unfortunately even if you can't make all the sessions you still pay full price. While the Golden Valley Harriers, you pay $35 for the whole year. The only thing I wasn't sure of was if the group was for me because I had heard the group was speedy.

Turns out, at least from my experience, there are other runners at my pace, but some also faster and they all seem pretty cool. They welcomed me to the group and we set out to run 7.3 miles (some did 10 miles). It was great meeting other runners in the area and chat while running. I felt comfortable and they all seemed friendly enough that I've decided to join the group. I'm looking forward to more runs with them. Learning new routes is always fun too!
 The rest of the day was pretty relaxing and we did take the kiddos to the park to play.
In the evening we were invited over to one of Hubby's colleague's house for dinner. The food was delicious. Their dog was friendly and seemed pretty comfortable with me. She was a sweet sweet dog. Makes me want to get a dog. 
Sunday was a nice rest day. It was pretty relaxing most of the day and we did take the kiddos out for a family bike ride and found some geocaches along the way. We were 3 for 5. Some are really hard to find. We'll have to try again some other day.
That sums up my week! Linking this post up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. 

Have a great week!

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