This past week was a tough one for me, and I’m really glad it happened to be a cut back week on my training plan. Here’s how it went:
Monday – Rest (I wasn’t feeling well and I was glad it was a rest day)
Tuesday – Cross training: 10 minutes of abs and some lackluster squats, push ups, and lunges. This was a pretty minimal workout. I was supposed to do a 5 mile easy run as well, but I was still feeling crummy and felt completely exhausted.
Wednesday – 3 mile easy run on the treadmill. This one was supposed to be a 5 mile hill workout, but I just did not have the energy. I thought I might try for an easy 5 miler, but 3 was all I had in me.
Thursday – Rest
Friday – 4 mile easy run. I finally started to feel a bit better. Not 100%, but definitely better.
Saturday – 5 mile hill workout on the treadmill. I did seven quarter mile hill repeats for a little over 600 feet in elevation gain. I was finally feeling back to normal and decided to do that missed Wednesday workout. I ran on the treadmill since the temperature was below zero with the windchill. I struggled last winter with a string of sinus and respiratory infections, and I’m trying to avoid that.
Side note: Barry and I were supposed to run a 10 mile race on Saturday but it got rescheduled due to the extreme cold temperatures. It has been rescheduled to this Saturday. I have a 20 mile long run on tap for that day, so I guess I will now be incorporating the 10 mile race into it.
Sunday – Easy 6 miler with Kim in the afternoon. The temperature had warmed up to the low 20’s and it actually felt balmy outside to me. Funny how your perspective changes after bitter cold temperatures. It also helped that the wind wasn’t blowing.
Kim and I had a nice run together and I felt really strong the whole time. Hopefully that bodes well for this week.
Total Miles: 18 miles
As you can see, it was a fairy rough week overall but it had a good ending. I was coming off of a high at the end of week six and was feeling strong. It’s definitely a downer to go from that to a week like this. It was ‘my time of the month’ this week, as they say, which usually doesn’t have much of an effect on my running or training. But apparently I have pissed off Mother Nature in some way, and I paid for it dearly. Let’s just hope I get back on her good side before April…
Who else is feeling the effects of the Polar Vortex?
How was your Valentine’s Day? Barry and I had a fun weekend and played a bunch of board games (call us lame, but we have fun playing board and card games). We ended the weekend with Risk – because nothing says romance like a game of world domination 😉
Does anyone else have the day off today for President’s Day?