Leaf Peepers Half Marathon Training Week 2
What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 07/18/16: Yoga | Walk at Lunch
Long story short, I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed out by our messy apartment, and I knew that any serenity I might find at yoga would be wiped away the minute I stepped inside our shitheap. So, I went home and did a flurry of chores, and felt much better. I’m glad I got the walk in at lunch. Pokemon Go for the win!
Tuesday 07/19/16: 4 Miles + Core | 4.1 Miles @ 10:10 Pace + 15 Min Core
I got up and ran before work, as is becoming my Tuesday tradition, then did my core work in the evening.
Wednesday 07/20/16: Yoga or Spin | Walk at Lunch
I bailed on the early wake up call for spin, and then I forgot I had a voice lesson in the evening, so yoga was out too. Still, though, the walk at lunch was brisk, and close to 3 miles long.
Thursday 07/21/16: 3 Mile Tempo | 1 Mile w/u + 3 Tempo Miles
Ben and I made the irresponsible adult decision to stay up late watching Foyle’s War on Wednesday night, so my usual morning run didn’t happen. It was HOT and HUMID after work, but I managed to barely cling to my goal tempo pace, with three tempo miles at 9:50, 10:03, and 9:48 after an easy warm up mile.
Friday 07/22/16: Rest | Walk at Lunch
It was hot and humid, but I walked about 2.5 miles.
Saturday 07/23/16: 3 Miles | 7 Miles @ 11:06
I decided to switch my long run to Saturday since I’d be working at Athleta most of the day on Sunday. It was horribly humid, so I only made it 7 miles before calling it quits. Still though, this was my longest run in months, and I’m glad I got it done.
Sunday 07/24/16: 8 Miles | Rest
I worked at Athleta from 12:30-7, so that’s not really rest, but it’s not really a workout either.
Weekly Mileage: 15.1
Total 2016 Mileage: 450.2
I’m not proud of bailing on all of my non-running workouts this week, but it is what it is. I’m glad I got my runs in, and I’m loving lunchtime walks when it’s not too hot. Working at Athleta on top of my 9 to 5 job continues to make sticking to my preferred workout schedule challenging, but I’m trying to just go with the flow.