I was expecting this week to be a wonderful training week:
1. Only had to work 2 days, and ended up having a staycation due to a doggie illness.
2. I actually thought I had time to fit in rest and cross training.
Well, cross training happened, and unfortunately, the long run did not.
Here’s my week in workouts:
Tuesday: rest (didn’t wake up early for a run since I had a math exam later that night)
Wednesday: lifting—more on my lifting plan later, it’s based on Hal Higdon’s plan though. T hurt himself doing a max on lunges (pretty sure he lost his balance and pulled something)
Thursday: Short Brick…. 11ish mile ride on the parkway followed by a 1 mile run. Planned on doing 3 but T could hardly take a breath in so we ran out one, walked 2 back
Friday: 3 mile run while T cycled. Went out way too fast in the heat, but felt good to get a sub-9 pace average
Saturday: quick bricks at the gym—10 min cycle, 5 min run x3.
Sunday: ‘Twas supposed to be a 12 mile long run, but ended up cycling instead. No Garmin, just a nice ride from the Battlefield to the Navel Weapons Station on the York (via Colonial Parkway).
Having so much time off–not that I’m complaining–gave me a false sense of free time to workout. When I’m working, I hydrate well, eat on a schedule, and workout on a schedule. I definitely got lazy this past week, but now that there’s only 105 days left until MDIM, it’s time to buckle down and just do the scheduled workouts. Priority #1: running–aka no more missing long runs.
Expect a better weekly workout post next Sunday (or Monday)….training plan was revamped and I’m ready to go!