Log: February 6th-12th

Urgh. What a week. I had a lot of fun last weekend, but lack of normal routine, different eating, no running (though enough other activity!) and time to get things done made returning to normal life in Berlin on Monday a bit of a drag. I got in a quick run and went off to work. You know you’re a runner when running is a higher priority than unpacking when you return from a trip.

Anyway, Monday was a rushed run, Tuesday was a rushed run, Wednesday was a rushed run, Thursday was a rushed run… and by the time it got to Friday, I was like “f***  it.” I didn’t want to spend another morning squeezing in the run, shower, breakfast, and getting ready to go before another long day of school/work.I skipped Friday’s run and after a few niggles this morning during my long run, I’m glad I had that day off.

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I did have mostly good runs all week, and surprised myself with a new route and unexpected extra mile on Wednesday because I couldn’t use the trails, because they were basically single-line ice-skating rinks.

I can’t explain progression runs Monday or Tuesday except that I didn’t feel like doing intervals and it felt right to just keep upping the pace. Average paces for all runs were in the 8:30s,except for today which I finished in an 8:55 pace. I don’t know. I wasn’t totally feeling it. But things will probably be better next week with normal routine and no uni appointments. Barely  managed 36 miles this week: I’m looking for the 40 next week.

Marathon training is in effect as of this week, and next week I have a 16 miler planned. We’ll see how it goes!

As a final announcement: I am taking off the first marathon I had planned in April. I made plans to go home for Easter, so I’ll just have the one for this spring. I’m actually more comfortable for it and look forward to good ole-fashioned training. Though, after that, I’m cutting down on running for a while. My running discipline is stronger than my writing discipline for a while now, and something needs to change.

 

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4 thoughts on “Log: February 6th-12th

  1. neveradullbling February 11, 2017 / 18:32

    Maybe you still had remnants of your cold a little bit?? Yeah, sometimes we get so busy that some things just suffer… James and I are constantly commenting how work always seems to get in the way of life! ;)

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    • wanderwolf February 13, 2017 / 07:27

      Could be! I think I’m still run down from the cold and my mind is protecting my body by saying it doesn’t feel like it, when I really shouldn’t be doing it.

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  2. 50in50marathonquest February 11, 2017 / 22:11

    Yep, can totally relate and like Paula says above, sometimes it is so hard to fit everything in, especially when you have certain prescribed interval, strength, or tempo workouts that you want to get done. It still looks like a decent week though and you’re already approaching 40 miles. Sounds like you have a good plan moving forward through the spring. Have a super weekend!

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    • wanderwolf February 13, 2017 / 07:24

      Thanks! Yep, the plan is slowly looking like marathon training. Completing specific workouts is sometimes difficult, I should be glad to get out there at all on those days. Hope you had a great weekend!

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