Sometimes in the middle of a training plan it’s easy to get caught up in what the schedule says. And I’m such a schedule person. I like a plan. I like to stick to the plan. But sometimes my body is not in agreement. This was one of those weeks. I just didn’t have it in me. I’ve been pushing hard for weeks. I just needed an easy week.
Saturday was a nasty day. Cold and rainy. It was one of those days that would have been easy to skip the run. To stay in my cozy bed and listen to the rain hit the skylight. But I had a group of gals expecting me, so I dragged myself to the usual meeting place. And with the help of a great running buddy I cranked out 13 wet, soggy miles (9:36 min/miles). If I would have gone the .1 more I would have had a new half marathon PR. But I’m saving that for race day.
Sunday was a rest day. And by rest day I mean work day. I had over 30,000 steps on my Fitbit on Saturday. I had just over 3,000 on Sunday.
Monday I had planned to go to Group Power, but I got puked on before I finished my breakfast, which meant I had to stay home and be on snuggle duty.
Tuesday the little one was feeling much better, so she hopped in the stroller and we set out in the neighborhood for what was supposed to be an interval run. From the get go I just wasn’t feeling it. It was windy, my legs felt like lead, my head felt like it was going to explode, I couldn’t get my breathing under control. I try not to judge a run based on the first mile, but it wasn’t getting any better and I definitely wasn’t hitting the interval paces I was supposed to hit, so when I was near home on the 2nd mile it was easier just to call it quits than torture myself. It was enough to earn me an upright magnet, though.
Wednesday was CSI day (cardio strength intervals) and it was brutal!!! For our cardio interval we did 30 jumping jacks, 20 mountain climbers, and 10 burpees. Then we did a strength interval and repeat. When all was said and done we were at 240 jumping jacks, 160 mountain climbers and 80 burpees, but we couldn’t stop there, so we had to do 20 more burpees for an even 100. Oh, my word was that exhausing!!! That evening was trail run. We had a fun, easy 3 miles on the dirt, over the streams, and through the grass. And it was fun!
Thursday called for a tempo run. I woke up to almost 20 mph winds, so I decided to head to the Y. I hopped on the treadmill and did 2 miles starting at a 10 min pace and easing my way down to an 8 min pace. And then looked at the clock and decided to grab a spot in the Group Power class. Even though I was sore from all the burpees the day before lifting sounded better than running.
Today is the first day of spring break, so I’m going to take another rest day. Hopefully I’ll feel ready for tomorrow’s long run. And well, I’ve got two girls that want to have some fun today and so do I!!!
Have a great weekend everyone!!!