I’m trying to get back into a “typical” training week after the Trials, but it’s been hard. Physically, I’m fully recovered. I think I ran so slowly compared to what my fitness was, I didn’t feel like I had even run a marathon. Which is somewhat sad… I even went for a light jog the following morning. Mentally, I’m still somewhat struggling. It was so disappointing to train that much for something, and then for it to totally be a bust. And I need something on the training calendar for motivation. So right now I’m just hanging out around 50 mpw, and I should probably head back to my track workout group soon and figure out something with my coach.
Sunday: ran a 10K hoping it would motivate me to get back into racing. Unfortunately, I paced it/ran it like I should have been running a marathon, haha. But it wasn’t supposed to be a hard effort anyway. I did have fun seeing running friends and being in a fun race environment! 3 mile w/u, 38 min 10k, 1 mile w/d to get my free post-race milkshake!
Monday: 6 miles stop and go w/ my kids (park hopping)
Tuesday: 6 miles w/ my kids
Wednesday: 10 miles total, run to/from our Wednesday morning playgroup
Thursday: 8 miles stop and go w/ my kids (park hopping)
Friday: 6 miles Mount Vernon Trail w/ my kids, post Sugar Shack donut which may have not been the best pre-run choice
Saturday: 6 miles (by myself!)