Vermont City Marathon Training Week 10
What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 03/14/16: 40 Min. Easy Run | 15 Min. Elliptical + 15 Min. Bike + 30 Min. @ 11:32 (2.6 miles)
This trip to the gym was an exercise in frustration. Long story short, I was just trying to wait it out until there was an available treadmill. I was at the small, awkward gym location, it was annoying, but I just tried to go with the flow and stay busy.
Tuesday 03/15/16: 4 x 800 | Rest/Taco Tuesday Girls’ Night
I met up with my friends Sharon and Betty Jean for Taco Tuesday at the local cider place. I had one hard cider, and one AMAZEBALLS taco: maple glazed pulled pork with pineapple salsa and strawberry sour cream. Holy heck it was good. And totally worth a missed run 😉
Wednesday 03/16/16: Spin Class or Rest | Spin Class
For the first time in possibly, I don’t know, EVER, I actually slept through the night until my alarm went off for spin. Usually on mornings when I have an early wake up call, I wake up extra early for no reason at all and lie there wishing I were asleep until it’s time to get up, because I’m a special sort of anxious and weird. A full night of sleep made getting up for class a lot easier and more pleasant than usual.
Thursday 03/17/16: 4 Mile Tempo | 4 Mile Tempo w/ Warm Up and Cool Down
This run felt surprisingly great. I headed out after work, and finished six miles total with an average pace of 10:17, which is quite a bit faster than I’ve been running lately. My warm up and cool down were around 11:30 per mile, and then my “tempo” run ended up being a bit of a progression run–my final mile was 9:29! After a shower, I met some friends at Vermont Comedy Club for an improv show, which was so fun.
Friday 03/18/16: Rest/Strength | Rest/Dancing at Rehearsal
Rehearsal nights are never true rest nights. I did some light dancing and stretching, and we had a cast and crew pizza party after rehearsal. I was a good girl and only had one beer and one slice of pizza before heading to bed because I had a long run the next morning.
Saturday 03/19/16: 14 Miles Easy | 14 Miles @ 10:47 Average Pace
This still seems like a really daunting distance despite having done it once already, but having done it, I had the confidence to know I could do it, so I had very little anxiety heading into this run, and I actually finished it about 20 seconds per mile faster than my first 14 miler, so I’m calling that a giant win. We headed out to Underhill for some target shooting with friends, and then a little shindig with my in-laws and some of their crew.
Sunday 03/20/16: Yoga/Strength | Dancing at Rehearsal
Another yoga-less Sunday. We stayed overnight in Underhill and made it back just in time for me to get to rehearsal.
Weekly Mileage: 22.6
Total 2016 Mileage: 202.6
So at this point, I’m about halfway through marathon training. That seems crazy to me. Totally nuts. This is also the point where shit is about to get really crazy at work (quarterly reporting) and with Mary Poppins (tech/hell week). I sent my rehearsal schedule to Coach Suz so that we can hopefully find some balance. Next week is particularly scary because I have rehearsal Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and then the show opens on Friday. AAAHHH!
How do you squeeze in runs when life gets busy?