The week after Vegas, training-wise was relatively light on:
December 3-9, 2012
Tuesday: easy 4 miles
Thursday: 7 mile progression run on the treadmill, with the last mile at 6:48. Like Kristen, I just had to feel like I could :)
Friday: 40 mins easy elliptical, + arm and core workouts
Saturday: 8 miles with 6x1 min fartleks at around 6:15 pace - a great run!
Sunday: Easy elliptical 80 mins + 10 mins stair master + leg strength = sore but stronger butt
The next week I kicked it up a bit:
December 10-16, 2012
Tuesday: 70 mins easy elliptical
Wednesday: 7 miles on treadmill (1%) with 1x800 at 9.4mph then 8x400 at 9.5 (6:18)
Thursday: 45 mins easy elliptical
Friday: rest... but then walked 8 miles with my family who were in NYC visiting from Australia. I came home with sore feet. Weird how running for 2+ hours is fine, but slow walking for 6 hours is agony on your feet.
Saturday: rest... but then walked another 2-3 miles with family who were in town etc etc etc
Sunday December 16, 2012: 10K in 42:07, at 6:48min/mile. 1st in division, 4th female, 15th overall.
Race recap is in a separate post because this was getting too long even for me.