November 7 - November 13
I couldn't decide whether I wanted to run 5.5 miles or 7.75 miles...and then it started raining and it was dark and I ended up not running anything.
Instead I tried two new Pilates videos via Netflix.
Both are also available via Amazon Instant Video as well, by the way.
Anyway, it had been a long time since I'd done Pilates and I was definitely feeling the burn. Totally counting it as a strength training session. I liked the first video better than the second, but the second one has a section where you use handweights.
Six miles on the treadmill.
Since I'm still not feeling the cold and the dark (at least not for running by myself) I did the Pilates videos again. I forget how good I feel when I work my muscles by doing something other than running.
Five miles on the treadmill at the gym. For as much as I say I hate the treadmill, sometimes it's exactly what I need. Five miles didn't seem like enough. I only stopped because I wanted to get home and eat dinner at a reasonable hour.
Rest day. I'd thought about doing a Pilates video but something about laying on the couch seemed much more appealing.
3.14 miles cross-country style with a .75 mile warm-up.
The last 20 miler of the season!
Total running mileage: 34.89
Total strength training: 2