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?