Training Recap & PFTW

Planned                                                            Actual
Monday:  Strength                                            Rest
Tuesday:  4 easy                                              4 easy
Wednesday:  4 x 400 plus strength                  1.5 mile walk with dogs
Thursday:  Rest                                                4 x 400
Friday:  3 tempo                                               Rest
Saturday:  Rest or easy XT                              2.5 tempo, 0.5 easy
Sunday:  6 miles                                               6 miles + 1.5 mile walk with dogs
Total:  16 miles                                                 Total: 16 miles

Monday – Monday was Monday.  Nothing good ever happened on a Monday.

Tuesday – Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful day!  70 degrees with a cool breeze.  Loved every single step of an easy 4-mile run.

Wednesday – Another gorgeous day outside, and my dogs deserved to enjoy it too.  Leisurely 1.5 mile walk with them at the park.

Thursday – Pretty good track session!  But I’m thinking I may have to move my intervals to the treadmill for a little while.  Unless I want to dodge high school football players and/or the band practicing, I have to wait until after 6:00 pm to go to the track.  I like to be done and showered by 6:00 pm.

Friday – Shitty day at work.  Beer trumped run.  I so wish I could be one of those people who are all, “Oh golly gee, I’m so stressed.  I can’t wait to go for a run.”  Nope.  Not me.  I’m more, “Fuck this.  I need a drink.”

Saturday – I waited until it was really warm to get out there and then probably pushed the pace a little too hard.  I stopped for a second to catch my breath at 2.5 and then just never picked the pace back up.

Sunday – Sunday just sucked.  Summer came back for what I hope was her last visit.  It was hot.  It was humid.  It was downright miserable.  I just couldn’t stay out of my head.  By the end of those six miles I had convinced myself that I suck at running and have no business even trying to do it.  I know that was just Summer talking, but I’m beginning to think she might be right!

Monday:  Strength (One day I might actually do one of these)
Tuesday:  5 easy
Wednesday:  4 x 400 + strength
Thursday:  Rest
Friday:  4 tempo
Saturday:  Rest/easy XT
Sunday:  7

This week will probably get shifted around a bit, too, because I have appointments Monday and Tuesday afternoons, but I’ll figure it out!  I haven’t missed a run in this training plan yet, and I want to keep that streak going!

3 thoughts on “Training Recap & PFTW

  1. Oh god, I know that feeling of summer talking. She's such a bitch when it's hot outside, and she's all, “You suck at this.” Hate that. This morning (I run around 6 a.m. most days), it was so lovely and cool though! Made me realize that even if I'll miss summer grilling and outdoor parties and picnics, at least running is better in the fall.


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