Thursday is the day I usually end up doing my tempo or higher intensity runs. So far in December I have been succesful in keeping myself on pace for a total of approximately 250 km this month.
One aspect of my running that has been impacted this month is my tempo runs. While I still ran them at a higher intensity than my easy runs, my first two tempo runs this month were slowed by the winter conditions – snow, ice, wind etc.
Tonight I was able to get back on track as the conditions were ideal for a tempo run, the sidewalks were mostly bare and there was no wind. I was able to run 8 km at my usual tempo pace of 4:20-4:30 /km.
After a couple of tough tempo runs it felt good to get back to my intended pace. Now tomorrow I can head out for an easy run to recover.