Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Marathon Training Week 11

Last week was not good.  Likely my worst in all of these marathon training weeks.  It just figures that the winter that I decide to train for a marathon is the winter that I end up getting sick a record amount of times and the winter that I decide to get a new job.  Even in a relatively good situation, changing jobs is so anxiety provoking.  Unfortunately for me increased anxiety leads to decreased sleep.

Monday 3/9
Plan says: OPTIONAL Easy 3 miles

What I do: I was still very tired from last week's 20 miler so I opted out.

Total: 0 miles

Tuesday 3/10
Plan says: 1-2 miles warm up, 5 mile tempo run, 1-2 miles cool down

What I do: I had to make a speedy trip to New Orleans for work so I was in the office for 6 hours and then headed to the airport, arriving in NOLA around 6 PM. It was pouring rain and I was tired.

Total: 0 miles

Wednesday 3/11
Plan says: Rest or cross-train

What I do: I set my alarm to get up early and run.  I don't know about you, but I have FANTASIES of being alone in a hotel room with a king bed all to myself.  That was my reality Tuesday night and you know what? I had quite possibly the worst night of sleep ever.  It was also pouring outside so I was in the hotel fitness center on the treadmill where 8:00 pace felt like a dead sprint.  BLECK.

Total: 3 miles

Thursday 3/12
Plan says: Easy 7-8 miles

What I do: I brought clothes with me to work to get the speedworkout from Tuesday knocked out.  It was glorious.  1 mile warm up at 7:30, 5 tempo miles around 6:50-7:00 pace and 1 mile cool down at 7:30 in the sunshine and mud.

Total: 7 miles

Friday 3/13
Plan says:  Fun Workout

What I do: I always just write off everyday chasing after two kids as my "fun workout" and this week was no exception.  I started feeling icky on Friday (lots o' nausea) and thus wanted to save what ever energy I had for Saturday's long run.

Total: 0 miles

Saturday 3/14
Plan says: 16 miles

What I do: Go to urgent care.  Yep, overnight felt a lot worse.  Full on GI something or another. (No I'm not pregnant - they checked).  After napping basically all day (thank you to my mom and husband for kid duty), I went to bed at 7:30 PM and woke up at 6 AM, STILL TIRED.

Sunday 3/15
Plan says:  Rest

What I do: Rest.  I still wasn't feeling great, but better than Saturday.

Week 11 Total Mileage: 10 miles (PATHETIC)
Completed 2 of the 4 mandatory workouts.  

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