This past week was the first week where training actually felt a little normal. I need to get back into a normal schedule so that I can actually begin to feel normal. Whenever I am in this limbo of not having something to train for, I always go off the wagon. Coming back from the surgery, I was also making some stupid excuses as to why I didn’t need to run or workout. These days are over. Time to get this my butt in gear and create a makeshift schedule that is going to get me through the summer months. Since I don’t actually have a goal race over the summer and just a bunch of new state half marathons, I will most likely just do the same weeks on repeats for my workouts.
The week started with some cross training and weights. I had actually planned to repeat that on Wednesday, but I ended up having an 11 hour unexpected work day. So instead of getting a workout in, I grabbed dinner and some drinks down at Federal Galley. Balance, right? I would have rather had the workout, but some days just end up like that and nothing you can do about it. Starting this week though, I am going to push hard to make sure Monday and Wednesday are cross training days. I was loving where I was with my weight training pre-surgery and while it will take time, I am determined to get there and further.
Monday: 25 min elliptical + 30 min weight
Tuesday: 2.5 miles, 30:06, 12:02/mile
Wednesday: Nothing – 11 hour work day
Thursday: 4 miles, 46:12, 11:33/mile
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 8 miles, 1:35:49, 11:59/mile
Sunday: 6 miles, 1:14:12, 12:22/mile
Total Miles: 20.5 miles
While I barely was over 20 miles, it felt great to get past that point. That’s now 2 weeks in a row with 20+ miles. I would love to begin to chip away get back to the 30 mile weeks. If you see my paces, I am feeling so slow and the feeling of summer looming isn’t helping. My runs over the weekend were pretty hot and humid. Since I have this double coming up this weekend, I tried to get some miles on the legs. It took about 5 miles to get into the rhythm on Saturday, but by the end it was a pretty good run. Sunday however was a different story all together. At no point was the run on Sunday any good. Even though, it was great to get in two mid-distance long runs. It doesn’t give me a ton of hope that I will survive this double weekend, but I’m stubborn, so hopefully I will just finish. I am sure I will see some of the two slowest times ever for half marathons.