Welcome to another edition of Manic Monday, where I recap the previous week, and lay out a plan for the upcoming week.
Week one of half marathon training is in the books. Things didn’t go exactly according to the schedule, but I made it work. In addition to being my first week of training, this was also Ben’s first week on his new schedule, meaning I got to have the car. Meaning I didn’t do my usual walking to and from work. I’m disappointed that my overall activity level is down, but once we move to Underhill, that will be the norm anyway, so I need to adjust.
Monday (Scheduled Cross-Training)
This turned into a total rest day. Between not walking to and from work, and visiting my friends Aimee and Andrew and their new baby Axel, I didn’t make the time for anything.
Tuesday (Scheduled 4 x 400s)
Another total rest day. No walking and no running. We saw Guardians of the Galaxy after work, and then had a couple of beers to celebrate the beginning of the next chapter of Ben’s career, because his Teacher Apprenticeship Program (TAP) started on Wednesday.
Wednesday (Scheduled Cross-Training)
Since I missed my speed workout on Tuesday, I headed to the gym after work. Unfortunately, it didn’t go well. I don’t know if it was because I had my afternoon snack pretty close to my workout, or if I was tired or what, but I struggled. I did a warm up mile, working up to a 10 min/mile pace, and then tried to do my 400s. I did my first at 9:16 pace, and felt like I was going to die. I ended up walking all of my breaks, and did my other 400s at 9:16, 9:31 and 9:31. I was disappointed that I had to walk so much, but at least I got it done.
Thursday (Scheduled 3 miles Easy)
Since I did a hard speed workout on Wednesday night, I made Thursday a rest day. No walking or running.
Friday (Scheduled Rest Day)
Total rest day, other than a charity bocce tourament, which was SUPER fun. And of course, I failed at blogging and didn’t take any pictures.
Saturday (Scheduled 4 miles LSD)
The weather was absolutely perfect–60 degrees, cool, and breezy, so I got my 4 miles in no problem. The place we house sit is on a dirt road, so it was really pretty and I was really happy to get out and run. And then it rained the rest of the day, so I was REALLY happy I got up and got it done!
Sunday (Scheduled Rest Day)
Rest day. After we got home, I spent a few hours packing while Ben did homework. And then I spent a few hours playing video games while Ben did more homework. It was great.
The goal for this week is to do all three of my scheduled runs–no more skipping! We’re also going to pack up the TV/DVD player/PS3 and drop them off at Ben’s parents’ house this week so that we have less distractions (ahem, Skyrim) to keep us from packing and cleaning (and running). We’ve only got two weeks left, and we’ve still got a LOT to do.
What’s your main goal/focus this week?