Vermont City Marathon Training Week 6: What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 02/15/16: 30 Minute Moderate Run | 30 Min. Moderate Run
I had Presidents’ Day off, so I had the luxury of running outside, in the daylight, whenever I felt like it. I did a 10 minute warm up and a 5 minute cool down on either end of this run, and felt freaking phenomenal. It was WORLDS better than Saturday’s freeze fest.
Tuesday 02/16/16: 45 Min. Easy Run | 45 Min. Easy Run
I REALLY didn’t want to do this run. I was in a foul mood and had a ton to do to get ready for my conference travel. I almost bailed, but in the end, hauled my butt to the gym and got it done.
Wednesday 02/17/16: 45 Min. Walking | Travel Nonsense
Our first flight was fine, but our second was delayed almost 3 hours, so there was a lot of hurry-up-and-wait, a gate change, calling the rental car company to make sure our reservation would await our actual arrival, and general stress. By the time we finally got to the hotel, we were already late for the cocktail hour, and then went straight on to dinner.
Thursday 02/18/16: 30 Min. Moderate Run | 25 Min. Moderate Run
I actually managed to haul my ass out of bed at 6 am to go down to the (surprisingly nice) hotel fitness center. Due to time constraints, I only managed 25 minutes, but it was better than nothing, and made sitting on my butt in a conference center for the next 10 hours bearable.
Friday 02/19/16: 45 Min. Walking | At Least 45 Min. Walking
The conference concluded at 2 pm, so Freda and I drove over to Safety Harbor to see the sights and do some shopping before seeing Book of Mormon. We walked all over the place, and had an amazing dinner at Marker 39, a chef-owned restaurant where 80% of the food is local and organic. I had seared Mahi Mahi with rice pilaf, and it was to die for.
Saturday 02/20/16: 6 Miles Easy | Rest/More Travel Nonsense
Our first flight was delayed enough that it was doubtful whether or not we’d be able to make our connection. We landed with about 20 minutes to get from one terminal to another, and after learning that there were no flights to our city for TWO WHOLE DAYS, we booked it as fast as we could, and just barely made it. By the time we finally got home, I was dehydrated, hungry, and exhausted, so I decided to bail on the run.
Sunday 02/21/16: Yoga | 6 Miles Easy
After hydrating like crazy and getting a great night of sleep, this run felt awesome. I had a beautiful progression run without trying too hard, and felt happy and strong the whole time.
Weekly Mileage: 17.65
Total 2016 Mileage: 103.5
Having a cutback week that coincided with my travel plans was pretty clutch. Now this week starts another build period, and I have to run 12 miles on Saturday. I confess, I’m a bit nervous about that, but I think as long as the weather is better than for last week’s frigid 11 miler, I’ll probably be just fine.
Do you have a hard time keeping up with your fitness or training plans when you travel?