Barley’s Training Log 8/15-8/21

20160822_110821This was one of those weeks that you have to just plow through knowing that things will get better.The runs got moved around, some were missed, some were shortened- but I finished with 14 on Sunday which was MUCH needed mental space. I went out with no time or distance goal and just ran around trying to space out. I miss those runs, they are so mentally and physically refreshing!

I didn’t feel like myself all week, mentally or physically and it just took a toll on me. By Saturday I was at the breaking point- and instead of having a fun day with Brian before work, I ended up laying down most of the day. It happens, it comes with life- just needing a break. Brian was great about it (in fact he is the one who basically ordered me to Netflix and couch all day). I have not had a day off of work since Salty Camp weekend, and I still have 2 more weeks before I get one. I think a little extra breathing room this past week was needed- even if it meant changing things around.

Monday: 6 easy late evening miles + 20 minutes core/dynamic stretching

Tuesday: Neighborhood loop workout, 6 x 3 minutes (6:13 avg pace), 4 x 45 seconds(5:43 avg pace). A little over 10 and a half miles for the day + 10 minutes core

Wednesday: Rest + Chiropractor appointment

Thursday: Rest

Friday: A little over 7 easy miles in the afternoon heat

Saturday: 7 miles with 2 x 10 minutes, 1 x 5 minutes at 6:50ish pace.

Sunday: 14 easy miles, 20 minutes Yoga/Core in the evening

Weekly Total Running Miles: 45.1 miles

Cross Training: None

Strength/Fitness Totals: 3 Sessions (50 minutes total)

Beers Drank: Dogfish Head Festina Peche

Onward and Upwards!

A new mom and Upstate, NY resident who loves the marathon, a good beer, and all of the numbers/nerdy things. I write about my journey to a sub-3:00 marathon, training tweaks for improvement, and finding that "running/life balance" unicorn. On tap Next: Maneuvering through motherhood and postpartum running!

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