Tomorrow we are off to North Carolina to celebrate Christmas with Chris's brother and his family. I am really excited to see them, and to watch Petru play with his older cousins.
This trip came at such a good time. It's cold in Boston and we got snow yesterday. My easy 10 miler this evening was..hard. I am finally understanding the importance of having a stiff stride. I was sliding all over the place and an 8:40 pace seemed HARD. Also, my legs are trashed. I have been biking a lot lately. A lot for me. A lot on the big ring. Probably more than I should at this stage, but I have the time now and won't have it later, so I am banking some biking miles. I've been getting on my bike almost everyday lately, and have also banked a couple of 3h rides. I am really enjoying "Workouts in a binder" and am really never bored on the trainer. Trash TV helps too, of course. And Slice is becoming more and more comfortable:) But all this biking on top of running and swimming has left my legs sore and tired. So 4 forced days off of riding are going to be great for me. Unfortunately I will not be able to swim at all this week, but it's all good. I'll be refreshed by the end of the week.
Thursday is a big test for me. 10 miles with 6 at my overoptimistic half marathon pace. I am nervous. I'm never nervous about training runs, but I am this time. Silly, I know.
Happy Holiday! And my Secret Santa recipient, please let me know if you received my little gift!
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