Sunday, December 9, 2012

Weekly workout + Goofy Training week 5

How can you tell like if a little crazy, when you cannot remember what week of training you just completed.

The last two weeks were a little crazy and I got sick so that didn't help too much with the whole training for a 39.3 mile race.  With that, I also made a few race decisions about to upcoming year.

Grab a button and link up your workouts anytime this week! Leave a comment and I will stop by and say hello :)


I am going to roll the last two weeks workouts into one short and sweet post, why?  Because it won't take too long.

I wish I knew how to make running a priority with a new job, new classes, and new responsibilities.  I can't wait until next semester when it is time to redo many lessons, but not start from the beginning for three classes.  I can't wait until my lease is up so I can move closer to work.  (Sorry for my vent session and thank you for listening)

Last week, training week 4, I was extremely busy with being back from break and getting everything in order, and just when the week was calming down, I got sick.  I was so ready to do 2 back to back runs and neither happened.  I was supposed to run the Brandon Half Marathon on December 2nd, but was smart and pushed it to the 5k.  The day before, I was supposed to do another long run of 14 miles but when all I wanted to do was leave work, I knew that wasn't going to happen.  I actually slept over 11 hours and night and believe that is what my body needed.  I was sad I couldn't do the Brandon Half, but was hurting during the 5k, it was hard to breathe, I stopped twice to blow my nose, and just wasn't feeling right.  I did PR though for my 5k, so I wonder how much better I could have done without a rotten cold.  


The following week, I started to feel better and was still very busy (I have to spend many afternoons after school practicing for a secret Pep Rally Thing a ma jig)- It will be over This week.

Tuesday was track practice where I was able to get a mile done in 9:20.  Yay for getting faster :)

I had a few unanticipated rest days due to work.  Friday I went home right after work to get my runs in, I did it, but body wouldn't go so I turned around early :(

Saturday was a long run of 19 miles.  I had a good friend push me along for 14 of those miles until I felt bad that she was taking it slow with me!  I told her to take off and I was my slow self and powered till the end.

I hope that my body learns to move again, and I see improvements in my run.  At this point I am starting to get down about Disney :( I have to remember that I am not doing this one for time because it's two back to back runs. I want to have fun, even though I would love a time goal!  

How did your workouts go this week?
How do you get over the mental hump?


10 comments:

  1. I think you did a great job. I know it's crazy to get workouts in, especially during this time of year. You're awesome! Congrats on 19!

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  2. I agree with Meghan, great job this past week!

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    1. Thanks! It's hard, I am ready to relax :)

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  3. Nice job Genna! You are being so hard on yourself, but in reality your week of training was outstanding. I have had at least half of my weeks with three rest days, and your 5, 6.25, 3.21, and 19 are very respectable. I think your perspective is wrong. Chin up lady. You're going to reach your goal, and Goofy is no laughing matter.

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  4. Being sick SUCKS! I have a semi sinus infection too but oh we'll..you're still doing it, and being smart!

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    1. Yes it does! Pushing when sick isn't going to do us any good :) We have some big races coming up :)

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  5. I'm training for Goofy as well! I'm sure it's frustrating for your training to not be where you'd like it, but you got in a 19 mile run which is awesome! I definitely agree with not being concerned about time for Goofy, with back to back races like this I think the goal should just be to finish...in fact I'm shooting for my half marathon that weekend to be my SLOWEST ever to conserve my legs or the next day!

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    1. yay for Goofy!How do you plan on running the marathon portion? I am trying to gage what everyone is doing. I have never done such a challenge like this :)

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  6. I totally understand what you mean! I used to be able to crank off 9 min miles, then once I started training for Ironman a few years ago I lost that speed. With my training for the Goofy Challenge I'm not really seeing it come back. I'm trying to put it out of my mind and I know that all of this running is helping my endurance and that speed will come after the race. I hope so anyway! Good luck with your training!

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