This week I felt like I failed in so many ways. I almost didn’t want to write a training log, out of embarrassment.
Saturday night I got upset about something that honestly shouldn’t have even involved me. I let people get under my skin, got unnecessarily angry when someone else canceled plans and reacted by staying out all night and partying. That’ll show ‘em! Look how much fun I can fake having while I’m so mad inside I want to cry my eyes out! Oh, wait…
So Sunday when it was long run time I was hung over, so I went back to bed. Then by the time I finally got up I had a landslide of stuff to do. I had to work Monday so switching days wasn’t really an option…so I did a bad and split my long run. My planned 12 miler on Sunday became a 6 Sunday and a 7.5 Monday.
Since I skipped my Monday off to “complete” my long run it only took me until Thursday to throw up my hands and lament, “I’m so sick of training! I just want to run!” Luckily, my easy-run-for-time 90 minutes on Thursday gave me some head space to think about the weekend’s problems and sort myself out a little. Friday I was back to feeling like a failure when I found myself unable to sustain race pace for more than 2 miles. I chalked it up to the heat but that nagging voice got me worrying about race day. Saturday I was just toast. I needed a day off, so I skipped the optional short run I needed to make my weekly mileage, falling short by 3 miles.
I feel like an idiot. I’m determined to do better this week.
Anyway, here’s the slightly embarrassing breakdown:
S – 6
M – 7.5 before work
T – 3.5 before work
W – 5x 1000m repeats @ 3:58, 4:27, 4:32, 4:38, 4:25, 8 total
Th- 90 minutes easy yielded 7.8 miles
Sat – off
This week’s plan:
S – 16, last 3 @ race pace
M – off, or 3mi easy
T – 2×400, 2×800, 1×1600, 2×800, 2×400, all at 7:00/mile pace, 8 total
W- 60 min easy
Th – 5m tempo @ 7:50 pace (I’ll be happy if I can just finally hit that 8:00 pace and sustain it!), 8mi total
F – 90 min easy
Sat – off, or 3mi easy