Full of ups and downs…and miles!! With lots of late nights, fireworks, and fun, my runs sufferer a little…but I made it happen the best way I know how!
Monday- After a full day of “rest”, little man and I headed out for a mile before the family and friends cookout and fireworks show!
Tuesday- It just so happens that my plan called for 4 miles on the 4th of July : ) An “easy” out and back on the flat back roads is just what my sore knees needed.
Why is it that flat courses feel harder than hilly ones?
Wednesday- Post late night #2…8 miles in the books in 99% humidity – no lies! I was surprised to see it when I checked my phone at 5am…
Thursday- My morning consisted of hitting the snooze, turning off my alarms with the intention of getting up with the next one (didn’t happen), woke up in a fright since I DIDN’T wake up with the last one…and then spent my morning doing dishes, making a hot breakfast, quickly packing up my lunch/snacks, doing 2 loads of laundry, and packing up my lunchtime workout bag…
So, off to the trails I go for a lunch run!
While I am not getting the needed miles today, I plan to just split my 8 miles today into tomorrow… 4 lunch trail miles today, 4 morning miles (hopefully!) tomorrow… It’s too hot for a super fast-paced run – 95 degrees (101 feel) – yuck!
Friday- Morning 4 to make up the difference from the missed miles yesterday.
While I am not an advocate of “making up workouts”, I would rather get in the necessary miles in any way I can. Rather than waiting until today to run the full 8-mile workout from yesterday, I decided to break it up into two 4-mile runs. While this is probably not how the training plan intended on me running the miles, I made it work. If I would have run the full 8 today, I may be more tired for my 22/10 back-to-back this weekend… Either way, it is done.
Saturday- Today is my group run for the week! The planned run is roughly 6 miles – then I run out and back 2 miles to make the full 10 for today! Since I ran late, I drove to the meet up location, ran one 6-mile loop, and then ran around the park a while to make up the last 4 miles.
I am saving my longer 22 mile run until tomorrow because the hubs can be home with little man while I head out to run the Konza : ) Lots of loops to come tomorrow!!
Sunday- Early morning at the Konza! I cannot start too early since the park has open/closed times and I always FAIL to get out on time…so was able to start close to 6:30 am – before many of the “sunrise walkers” came out. I planned on running round-and-round-and-round 2 of the 3 loops so A) I could get in some good elevation changes, and B) I wasn’t running the same loop more than 8 times (like I did for my 20 miler a couple weeks ago).
Since I got out late, the heat hit me hard…and I am not sure my kidneys will ever make it through a long, hot run. Oh well, a lot of walking to keep my HR low-ish… I was able to get 19 of my 22 mile run in before the heat and lack of extra water got to me. Better luck next weekend!
…and tomorrow is a rest day! Make it happen!
Weekly Miles : 52 miles
1248 / 2,016 miles in 2016
Next Week’s Projected Workouts
Monday- OFF (cross training or yoga)
Tuesday- 4 miles
Wednesday- 10 miles
Thursday- 8 miles
Friday- OFF (cross training or yoga)
Saturday– 22 miles
Sunday- 10 miles
Check out some awesome #linkups this week!
Check out the Tuesday’s on the Run gang as well: Patty, Erika, & Marcia! I am also linking up with Annmarie, Jen, & Nicole for Wild Workout Wednesday 🙂 Check out the Coaches Corner linkup with Suz, Rachel, Debbie, & Lora!
How did your training week go? What are you training for?
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