This completes my 2nd week in my build towards 40 mpw. So far, so good. This week I also incorporated my first official speed workout on Thursday. Through the winter at least Thursday will be my speedwork day. I run it on the road due to time constraints so it seems like a good way to put all that straight, flat stuff to use. This past week also marked my first snow runs of the season on Wednesday and Thursday nights. It was kind of neat to be running in the snow with my ball of light from my headlamp full of snowflakes. However, in the back of my mind I also knew that I was going to be dealing with this until next April. This fall has been warm and dry so I really can't complain. I'm hoping winter is a bit on the warm side as well.
Next week is another increase in mileage from 30 to 32 mpw. Then Thanksgiving week will be a cutback week. I wrote my plan with cutbacks to correspond with the holidays. Might as well take it easy at those times. Sometime in the near future my wife and I will make use of the personal trainer at our Y to help us with some core strengthening routines. I know that's something I need to improve on for 2012.
This week I learned first hand to never spit into the wind. Eww. I think that might be a good running rule.
How'd your week go? Anything in particular to look back on? What are you looking forward to?