Manic Monday – 08/18/14

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?


18 thoughts on “Manic Monday – 08/18/14

  1. prairieprincessrunners says:

    Ugh! I can’t wait until it is cooler out! 🙂 Good work on the fitness front though–your next half is going to be amazing! 🙂 Oh and my focus of the week, try to sneak in runs between a bunch of social events…oy!

  2. SuzLyfe says:

    Hey take it as a cut back week and move forward. Just consider yourself extra prepared this week! And you have some legit excuses, too. Family trumps training, I say. My focus this week is to prep for another 18 miler, and to figure out what is going on with my quads, which are currently being little bitches.

  3. kebe51 says:

    Can we just talk about Guardians of the Galaxy?!?! I think I may be obsessed with that movie now…not quite FROZEN obsessed but pretty freaking close! I may actually go see it a 3rd time in the theaters because I can’t pre-order it on DVD yet. Did I mention I’m obsessed?

  4. runsaltrun says:

    At least you got a good speed session and your 4 miler in! Better than nothing. Moving just throws everything for a loop so definitely don’t be too hard on yourself about it. 🙂 I hope the next couple weeks go smoothly!

  5. txa1265 says:

    We finally watched Frozen Sunday night – owned it on Amazon since it came out, but only my younger son had watched it. Loved it – classic Disney!

    And I agree – life is about the ups and downs, take this week as a ‘live and learn’ moment 🙂

  6. dgobs says:

    Ugh, sometimes the intervals just punch you in the gut, don’t they? Or, in my case, kick you in the shins 😉 Way to work through them anyway! My goal for the week is to get in some trail running so that I won’t totally fail my 10K on Sunday, which is making me nervous since I should have been training more these past few weeks!

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