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.
I haven’t been feeling 100% so I 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!
And I finally got my flipping hair cut. Only took 14 months.
And I 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. 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?
10/18/2015 at 7:24 PM
Oh no! Well I bet it’ll be a blessing in disguise since you said you often wish you had a bit more training time. I am OCD with planning and have found using google calendar has been quite effective for scheduling runs. It allows me to move stuff around if necessary super easily. I always start at race day and work backwards when planning too. Side note, I love your fluffy dog! What a huge teddy bear :). Also, I’m kind of in love with that desk! What a pretty color. Nice find!
10/18/2015 at 7:34 PM
That’s a great idea to work backwards! Next time..haha
10/18/2015 at 11:30 PM
I wrote an entire training plans worth of runs in my calendar one week early, then again one week late, before getting it correct. Each day had 3 numbers on it by the time I was done in different colored ink. It was a test every day to figure out which one I was actually supposed to do.
10/19/2015 at 8:52 AM
oh gosh! that sounds a little confusing for sure!
10/19/2015 at 7:49 AM
I suck at writing training plans and sticking to them- I find them really restrictive! I also got injured because I was running way ahead of schedule- at week 4 in my HM training I was doing enough miles to train for a marathon. This was pointed out to me by a guy at my club but I conveniently ignored it- running was my therapy and I was running off my stress. Then injury hit. Dammit. This time around I’m gonna have to be a lot more strict with myself when it comes to miles!
I also love your idea of doing long runs on Saturday- I usually do mine on Sundays and then I’m wiped for the rest of the day!
PS. Your pooch is suuuuper cute. I need to get my dog running asap!
10/19/2015 at 8:54 AM
i also find training plans super restrictive, and I think being flexible is key when following one. Also- I can’t wait for LE to run with me next spring!!
10/19/2015 at 8:07 AM
One time I bought a training plan and the mileage added up wrong. It said would be running a 50 something mile week but when I added up the actual runs it listed it came to like 68, which was way higher than I should have been running that week. I was glad I caught it and then adjusted the long run to make the week more reasonable!
10/19/2015 at 8:54 AM
oh my god.. that’s way higher than 50 miles! I’m glad i’m not the only one that has issues with training plans. lol.
10/19/2015 at 9:16 AM
Your hair looks great!! I always mess myself up with this stuff. For Hartford, I had an extra week built in that didn’t exist so I had to change everything. Ugh! I love that yours was the other way – you had more time. Perfect!!! You are killing your training!
10/19/2015 at 3:13 PM
thanks allison. i definitely feel much stronger than this summer
10/21/2015 at 3:38 PM
Beautiful hair cut! I used to go forever before a trim too, before I cut my hair short this summer. I miss my long hair and love your layers. Nice to be ahead of schedule but yeah it can throw things off in your head.
10/21/2015 at 6:30 PM
My schedule at work and training for races really made it hard to book a hair appt!
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