This week was tough because of my work schedule. I was in Las Vegas from Tuesday until Saturday. I really missed my routine. It is not easy to be on the road and properly train for a marathon. I have a lot more respect for those who do it now. Luckily, I don't have any more travel, besides a weekend trip to Indiana scheduled for the remainder of Boston Training.
TOTAL: 37.25 miles
1/22 (Monday) - Pool Running 1 hour
The work day was delayed today because of the threat of freezing rain and snow. I got up at my normal 4:45am time because I knew others were going to be there, put on my swim suit, and then crawled back in bed. I delayed my pool running by a couple hours as well. I did have good intentions though!
1/23 (Tuesday) - Intervals
I am headed to Las Vegas this afternoon for the rest of the week, so I knew I needed to get a good workout in. It was soooo good too! I really have to figure out how to use my Garmin on the track. This was my first true speed work session with CAR and I could not have been happier with how it went. The workout was a 2 mile warm up, 1x1600 and 4x800s, with recovery laps in between and then a 2 mile cool down. I ran my 1600 in 6:29 and then my 800s in 3:12; 3:07; 3:13; 3:06. OK, not perfectly executed but I was pleasantly surprised with the results.
1/24 (Wednesday) - 6 miles EASY PM
After working the booth in Las Vegas for 12+ hours, I was ready to run even though I was tired. If you have ever taken the Myers Brigg's personality test - I am an INTJ - you know that the "Introverted" me needs time to myself to recharge. This run did just that!
1/25 (Thursday) - BIG FAT NOTHING
Again...good intentions but just too wiped out.
1/26 (Friday) - 7 miles EASY AM
I got up at 4:30am to run the Strip. This is not the easiest city to be healthy in.
1/27 (Saturday) - BIG FAT NOTHING
My flight home took off at 6:15am and I landed at DCA at 3:00pm. I had a bunch of condo stuff to do so I knew I wasn't getting a run in.
1/28 (Sunday) - 16 miles LONG RUN AM
What a beautiful day for a run. I was tired, dehydrated, and mentally exhausted, but I didn't want to stop running after my scheduled 14 miles. Not perfectly executed what-so-ever but I enjoyed my time running the first 10+ miles with Melody, Dan and Stephanie. They left me in the dust after that! Those people are speedy. I will keep up next week. I need some rest.