Mileage for the week of October 31st – November 6th
Total weekly mileage: 37.75
Total October mileage: 112
Total November mileage: 32.25
Total year-to-date (2016) mileage: 1,236
Week in review:
10/31 40:34 min./5 mi./8:07 pace
11/1 52:56 min./6 mi./8:49 pace
11/2 27:35 min./3 mi./9:10 pace (and November Project workout)
11/3 42:50 min./5.25 mi./8:10 pace
11/4 1:12:06 min.8.5 mi./8:29 pace (mix of trail and road)
11/5 26:24 min./3.17 mi./8:20 pace (rounded down to 3 mi.) (Coffee run w/Burbank Fleet Feet)
11/6 1:04:55 min./7 mi./9:16 pace (mix of trail and road)
What a week! And not in a bad way at all! I got in some decent runs in preparation for my upcoming 10k trail race this weekend. I did a great workout at the November Project which made me sore for the two days following. I managed two runs that were a combination of trail and road, both of which were hilly. I met up with a small group of runners for the Saturday morning Fleet Feet Burbank coffee run which was three easy miles followed by a coffee stop at Starbucks. Finally, my week concluded with a little outing to Beverly Hills (I know, right?) for a November Project gathering and screening of a new short film about the project titled Showing Up, hosted by The North Face. This all wedged in around the other interesting tidbits that make up my life!
With the time change yesterday (and every preceding year when we return to standard time in the autumn) my internal clock is waaay off and likely will be for a couple of days as I adjust. I’ve never been able to figure out why I’m so sensitive to the time change but instead of fighting it, I’ve learned to allow myself some gentleness through the transition. (Bed at 8:00 PM? Yes, please!)
The timing is probably good since I’ve got a race this weekend. While it’s not an “A” race (even though I had originally hoped to tackle it with a little more gusto), I’m still hoping for a decent performance so I am trying to step up the pre-race self-care rituals this week.
One other random thing to pass along… because I don’t have enough on my plate already… HA!… I’ve started a new Instagram page for an outlet to house my deep fascination with holistic, nutrient-dense, and superfood nutrition. Over the past few years, I’ve been diving a little deeper into the study of superfoods and ways to apply their qualities to help me, as an athlete, train harder, recover faster, and perform better. I’m just get started and not sure exactly what direction my feed will take, but if you’re interested in what I learn on my journey, I’d love for you to check it out!