Licorice’s Training Log – 3.9.14

Yup, we’re back to just regular old training logs. At this point, I feel like I’m down to just rebuilding fitness, much like I would be after any layoff. What am I training for? So far the only thing on my calendar is Ragnar Northwest Passage in July. I think that my legs only total about 12-15 miles, so it should be manageable despite the fact that I’m well behind where I thought I would be. (Which is the ultimate post-baby-running lesson to be learned: do not make ANY plans until that baby is out of your body and you are actually back to running, because you never know what’ll happen.)

From Ragnar 2012. I'll be running with a different group this year, but have no doubt it will be just as fun.
From Ragnar 2012. I’ll be running with a different group of women this year, but have no doubt it will be just as fun. Because relays. are. awesome.

That said, this week my training (or lack thereof) was completely dependent on the baby. She’s either hitting her 3-month growth spurt a bit late or her 4-month sleep regression a bit early (or, with my luck, both of those at the same time), which means she’s back to waking up ever 2-3 hours all. night. long. If we’re lucky she’ll sleep for a 4-hour chunk right after she goes down, and occasionally she wakes up every 90 minutes just to keep me on my toes. That combined with all-day plans on Wednesday and Friday (which meant I had to be up, out, and done with my run by 7 or 8 am on those days) meant that running just didn’t happen. I just couldn’t do it. It should have been easy enough – just head out once she went back down after her feeding around 5 or 6 am – but all I could do was crawl back into bed and pass out until my alarm went off an hour later. Because sleeping in 2-3 hour chunks is not very restful.

Luckily, I was still able to make it to my Stroller Strides classes so I got some good activity in. And when I did get out to run, I successfully progressed my run/walk intervals to 1 min run/1 min walk. Here’s hoping that next week is a bit better.

Monday: 2.2 mile run/walk
Tuesday: Stroller strides
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Stroller strides
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Rest

Total: 2.2 miles

In a previous life, I worked on computers and spent all day sitting. Thanks to running, I've rebooted my career and am now a running and triathlon coach and soon-to-be physical therapist. I've also got the mind and spirit of an elite trapped in the body of a back-of-the-packer.

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