Here's how the week went down.
Monday: Three miles on the treadmill at the Smith gym. Three miles in thirty minutes. 100% basic. My calf still felt a little bit tight from the previous days runs but was manageable.
Tuesday: Three and a half miles on the treadmill at the Smith gym. It took 34:52. Again, 100% basic.
Wednesday: I did 20 minutes of resistance training and then hoped on the treadmill for a two mile run. It took 19:57. Again, basic.
Thursday: Okay. Here things get a little exciting because I wasn't able to make it to the gym and didn't get to exercise until the very late afternoon. I got home around 4:30 p.m. and decided that before I went out for a run, I wanted to do another form of exercise to warm up. I did a T25 workout (Core Speed).
Warming up was a good move, but I think I warmed up too much because I got sweaty. When I headed out for my run, the sun was completely down -- it was 5:00 p.m. Immediately the sweat began to cool on my person making me quite a bit chilly.
The temperature was just below freezing and the roads and sidewalks were snowy from the half a foot of snow we got earlier in the week. Yuk! I poked my way along slowly trying not to slip and feeling chilled. I cranked out one mile and headed back to the warmth of the house.
Runs in the dark = lame!
Friday: Another trip to the Smith gym. I should mention the Smith fitness center is one of my favorite places on earth. I mean look at it!
And here's a strange fishbowl style picture of the inside. (All of these pictures are from the Smith website.)
I go to the Smith gym practically every weekday. They have a great selection of cardio and strength equipment. Today, I availed myself of one of their many treadmills and ran four miles for the streak. The run was okay. I had to stop twice and stretch my calf, but otherwise it was a basic run without incident.
I am rather pleased at how my body is holding up to the running streak. I am making sure to use the foam roller liberally on my calf and hip, and and I think this is making a difference.
As of today, I have run 23 days in a row. My streak is scheduled to end on January 1, so this means I have only 10 more runs until then. I am over two-thirds of the way there!