Oregano’s Questionably Accurate 4-Week Training Log – 4.25.2015

The sun finally came out after 13 miles in the rain. . .
The sun finally came out after 13 miles in the rain

I’m back! An insane work schedule and “special project” led to my 4-week absence, but now it’s over! I’m back I’m back I’m back!

An abbreviated training schedule and short overview of the past four weeks is below as I know you’ve been on tenterhooks. . . (does anyone actually say that??)

3/29 – 4/4, Run: 48 miles (Bike: 23 miles)

-Workout Wednesday: 4 mile variable pace tempo run: 6:47, 6:10, 6:40, 6:02

-15 mile trail run in the pouring rain

4/5 – 4/11, Run: 25 miles

This was my life for two weeks.
This was my life for two weeks.

– All day training for two days followed by a trip to Dallas

-Very minimal running opportunities. . .

-Ran first 7 miles of my 50k course over the weekend, and I may be in a bit of trouble as it is SERIOUSLY hilly (for me)

4/12 – 4/18, Run: 35 miles

-Working every minute of every day. Practically literally.

-Left work at 4;15am on Thursday and was back at 7:30 for our final presentation.

-Tried a long run over the weekend and totally died. Apparently sleep and healthy work/life balance are kind of important for one’s body to function.

This is the silliness that happens in a conference room at 3am
This is the silliness that happens in a conference room at 3am

Sunday (4/19): Sleeping. Bike: 7 miles

Monday (4/20): Run: 7.5 miles, Bike: 18 miles

Tuesday (4/21): Run: 5.5 miles, Bike:16 miles

Wednesday (4/22): Run: 8 miles (3 mile tempo: 6:29, 6:32, 6:28)

Thursday (4/23): Took the day off of work as I was still feeling kind of off. I got to catch up on things like laundry and cleaning and making granola and it was GREAT. Run: 6 miles

Friday (4/24): Run: 7 miles

Saturday (4/25): Run: 20 miles (trail) – this was a bit rough for the last 2-3 miles, but I’m very glad it happened. And then I got donuts.

Total Mileage:    

      Bike: 41 miles 

      Run: 54 miles

Anyway, as you could tell from the beginning of this post. I’m really really happy to have my life and my schedule back. it’s probably good for me to get my PRECIOUS ROUTINE disrupted sometimes, but it’s absolutely wonderful to have it back  : )

And this is what happens when you get 80 minutes of sleep. You impulsively order a lego set. . .
And this is what happens when you get 80 minutes of sleep. You impulsively order a lego set. . .Or I do anyway. . .

I'm a proud resident of Portlandia, ex-running store employee, pulmonary emboli conquerer and connoisseur of high fives. I write about running community, trail running/training and anything else that grabs my immediate interest. I'm currently running for fun with my crazy friends - no races on the horizon YET.

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