Monday, August 5, 2013

Training recap week of 7/29 (DDD / DLH Week 14)

So.... this is the week the training schedule (apparently) went out the window.  I had good intentions to get it done... and then I didn't.

I did get my strength workout in on Tuesday and a run on Thursday.  But instead of doing a tempo run, I just ran easy.  My legs were feeling like they were full of lead and at the time that sounded like a good idea.  Which was not such a bad idea during the run when it POURED.  Literally, I could hear the water squishing in my shoes.

I missed both my weekend runs (Friday and Sunday).  We threw my mom a surprise birthday party (I'll leave out the actual birthday to spare here).  I went home Friday after work and wasn't able to get that run in.  I thought I'd run it on Saturday morning, but from the moment my niece woke me up on Saturday (at 6am), it was go go go to get every thing done before the party.  We had to finish cleaning, set up, pick catering, and on and on.  The party turned out great - she was completely surprised! - but it did take over the weekend.  And since we'd had family come in to surprise her as well, I wasn't able to run either.  Not ideal 4 weeks prior to a race, but what can you do?

Either way, as we are within 4 weeks to go before the race, I am going to recommitment myself to the schedule until race day.

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Scheduled: 1 x 3M @ 8:36 pace (plus warm up and cooldown)
Actual: 1 x 3 miles (8:36, 8:35, 8:32), total 5 miles

Scheduled: Off
Actual: Off

Scheduled: 5 mile tempo run at race pace (8:46 pace) with warm up and cool down
Actual: 6 miles easy, 58:41, 9:46 pace

Scheduled: 3 miles easy pace (9:46 - 10:46)
Actual: Off

Scheduled: Off
Actual: Off

Scheduled: 10 miles long run pace (9:29)
Actual: Off

So not my best week ever, but trying to remember that it happens sometimes and to do better this week!

Total miles: 11.00
Total July miles: 110.00
Total August miles: 6.00


  1. Sometimes you just need a week off. :) We're in the final stretch to Dumbo, you can do it!