If I train you at the gym, you know I can’t count worth crap. But it’s getting bad dudes. Like, I just got through what I thought was my “Peak Week”–the hardest, highest mileage week of training and was SOOOOOO ready to head into the taper, but I didn’t count the weeks right. And now, i’m a week ahead of my training plan.
This is the training plan i loosely follow from Competitor.com, obviously making tweaks along the way… I have used this plan before and really love it!
Now, i’m choosing to view my mistake as a blessing—since every time I toe the line I WISH/PRAY/IMAGINE I had just a few more weeks to train. I hope I’m not the only one who has this recurring thought at race starts. The glass half empty in me is really upset because it took a lot of mental rigor to get me through this past week. All i kept telling myself was to make it through this week and it’s all downhill from here. I need to wrap my head around a repeat week and do the same week again, but this time faster, better, stronger.
I’ve started doing my long runs on Saturdays and I kinda like it. It’s out of the way for the rest of the weekend and I can focus on family time! A week ago my mom came to visit & she brought her puppy Maggie to keep LE company. We thought a size comparison was important.. Maggie is probably a 5lb dog.. LE is 48lbs. And yes LE lets us hold her like that.
Cameron has a cold and I haven’t been feeling 100% so we did a lot of housework & lounging this weekend. I think LE needed the additional rest from all the stressful furniture rearranging.
She was super cuddly after I got back from the 10 miler.
And I caught her passed out here…
she’s finally awake!
We got a little crazy and played Skip-Bo & had popcorn with adult drinks. We’re seriously out of control over here.
I finally got my flipping hair cut. Only took 14 months.
And we craigslisted pretty hard Sunday morning & I found my dream desk…
I’ll be re-arranging and setting up my office for blogging & PT stuff over the next month. The same lady who sold me this desk is doing a white distressed desk for Cameron’s video editing studio. I’ll share the progress when all is done!
Oct 5th- Oct 11th
Monday: 30 min mobility work
Tuesday: 7m tempo 7:36/pace, 20 min shoulders/core + 1m walk w/LE
Wednesday: 3m easy 9:20/pace, 15 min legs + 1m walk w/LE
Thursday: 6m easy 8:52/pace
Saturday: 13m long/fast finish 8:13/pace + 1m walk w/LE
Sunday: 5.5m easy 8:29/pace
Total Miles: 34
Tuesday: 9m interval (8 X 1000s)
Wednesday: 20 min legs
Thursday: 6m easy 7:56/pace
Friday: 10.5m tempo 3 x 2.5m (1 @ 7:19, 1 @ 7:13, 1 @ 7:05)- 3:00 min rest inbetween intervals.
Saturday: 10.2m easy 8:28/pace
Total Miles: 35.7
Have you ever messed up your training weeks?
Any tips or necessities for redecorating an office?