At least looking back at my calendar, I did get a little running in and loads of steps! It was a rough work week, but I knew it was coming so I’d scheduled it around it in my training schedule. I can’t believe I’m just a little over 3 weeks from race day! That means this week, I’m back to intense training time but happy knowing that I only have two more long runs and two more of those evil strength runs to go! Woo hoo!
While I didn’t get all of my workouts in that I’d planned this week thanks to work, I did move EVERY day and my NSV for the week is the bajillion stairs I took this week. (156 floors for the week, per FitBit)
Monday An easy 3 miles before my call shift started for the week – I always enjoy that last run without the extra work responsibilities!
Tuesday I knew I wouldn’t be able to get in the more substantial workouts this week, but I did want to get at least a little speed play in. I did 2.6 miles Tuesday morning with 6-7 fartlek pick ups thrown in to keep things interesting. I hadn’t done a run like this in quite a while and forgot how fun it could be!
Wednesday Thirty minutes walking
Thursday 1.5 miles of tempo running, with a total of 3 miles including the warm up and cool down
Friday Forty minutes walking
Saturday Thirty minutes of walking: I ended up at work for 6 hours on Saturday, so what daylight I ended up with was prioritized for my family over a run and I’m totally okay with that. I walked after bedtime and promised myself I’d wake up early to run Sunday morning.
Sunday I got up in the dark and got in a nice run before the sun came up. I’m not really sure how long I ran because my Garmin was completely without battery:
I ended up using Strava on my phone but it kept giving me an error message and saying it wasn’t able to refresh in the background, even though I know that was turned on correctly. Even though it kept cutting out, I kept running until it registered 6 miles so I know I got at least 6 miles in and got to see a lovely sunrise:
I did have some upset stomach during this run, so I may need to watch my food before these last two long runs. I’m not sure if it was general stress of my week or something about my meds, but I’ve noticed this on a couple of runs now and definitely want to get that right before race day! I also got in yoga with bedtime stories and strength training during the day.
I’m grateful that Darrell is such a great partner in parenting to make these tough work weeks easier for all of us. My good deed this week is volunteering to bring something to the prekindergarten bake sale. I’m open to suggestions for something bake sale friendly that’s nut free! I’m thinking some kind of pumpkin bar seems appropriate for a fall festival, don’t you? I confess, more than the baking, I dread the individual packaging that comes with bake sale goodies.
This week, I’m back on the training wagon with 6 days of runs planned, with a strength workout (2X2 miles at 11:10), a 3 mile tempo run and an 11 mile long run. Only two long runs left! Who else has a fall race looming?