Instead of reviewing and planning my training last night, I threw myself a bit of a pity party. After spending all day Saturday and most of Sunday grading papers I was pumped to go for a run….and then everything kind of fell apart.
I was all excited to run in my new shoes because running in new shoes is awesome and amazing and wonderful.
But? They’re too big 🙁
My heel kept slipping out and I finally turned around and stomped home.
I was extra bummed until I realized I can exchange them no questions asked for up to 30 days.
So then I poured myself a glass of wine and watched The Good Wife.
|Monday||10km easy||4km – my legs were like lead.|
|Tuesday||6x1mile strong||4×1 mile (10.11km)|
|Wednesday||Off – Massage!!||Off!!|
|Thursday||15k tempo||8.5km tempo. Ish.|
|Friday||12k easy||12k easy|
|Saturday||15k easy||2k walk|
Total planned mileage: 91km; actual 55.7km
As of today there are 47 days until my race. I keep telling myself that the crappy running days are “mental training” days, I had a lot of them this week.
After running 21.1km on Sunday, my run on Monday was hard. Unbelievably hard.
That said, I did notice my legs felt good on Tuesday, so that counted for something. I felt great on Tuesday until my stomach decided it had other plans. Like lead in my tummy. I really wanted to get in my last two intervals but it just wasn’t happening. At all.
Thursday was a mess of “what can go wrong”. First, I decided to do a hard run the day after my massage therapist stripped my shins. Yeah, probably not a great idea. Then I wore stiff speed shoes. Again, not a great idea. I did make it half distance, which felt good – and confirmed that it really does take me 30 minutes to get warmed up when running.
This weekend didn’t quite go as planned. At all. I’m a bit bummed about it, but I’m also not going to beat myself up over it. I so rarely end up working all weekend, and I’m pretty certain one weekend of low mileage won’t kill me.
Here’s what week 12 looks like…
|Tuesday||4×1.5 miles strong|
Total planned mileage: 78km
I’m feeling good about this upcoming week.
I’m pumped about having Friday off, so I can sleep in, be lazy and run.
Today is gorgeous, so I brought my running gear to work with me so I can run at lunch. This means my run will probably only be about 7km, but I think it’s a fair trade off to be able to enjoy a bit more of the evening 🙂
Tell me: How long does it take you to get warmed up for a run?
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