Another super busy week, another okay week of training. I foresee this being the theme of my spring time training, but part of that is because spring in general tends to be a very busy time of year for me (as it is for most people). While I completed all of my planned mileage, I unfortunately didn’t have enough time to weight train as much as I would have liked to, or do any yoga. Between work, house hunting, being out of town for the second weekend in a row, and everything else going on, life has just been super busy lately, and it certainly took its toll on my training this past week.
Towards the end of the week I was also feeling very run down, and starting Friday evening started having indigestion issues, that continued through Sunday and impacted my running of the BA5k Sunday morning. Not feeling 100% on top of being super busy just didn’t equate to the most productive week of training.
I know that not every week is going to be stellar. As I say with my difficult runs, I’ll be using my feelings about this past week of training to help fuel my motivation not only for this coming week but the weeks to come.
Mon 5/5 – Rest day
Tues 5/6 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.21 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs
Wed 5/7 – Rest day
Thurs 5/8 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.36 mile cool down walk, glutes, abs, arms, shoulders
Fri 5/9 – Rest day
Sat 5/10 – Rest day
Sun 5/11 – BA5k, 1.26 mile run (to meet my planned 4 miles per my training plan)
Total Weekly Mileage – 11.11 miles (1.72 miles less than week 1)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 23.94 miles
Like I said earlier, I’ll be using my struggles from this past week as fuel to help motivate me going forward. Not every run or every week is going to be easy, but as Olympian Wilma Rudolph once said, “The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.”
QOTD: How do you look at difficult runs and training weeks? Do you try to forget about them, or use them to fuel your motivation going forward?