Like I shared when I reflected on my August goals, this past week was a struggle. Not only was it my first full week back at school, which resulted in increased exhaustion, but little man is also sick again. He’s fighting a bad cough and cold, and has an ear infection. Needless to say, my mommy duties took priority over working out last week, and although I got my three planned runs in I didn’t have any time for cross training or strength training. Some days he’s feeling better than others, and thankfully Preston and I were able to get him outside Thursday evening for a run in the BOB stroller.
Oh, and to top everything off the AC in our house is currently broken. Being constantly hot hasn’t helped whatsoever from a motivation standpoint. While we had a tech here Friday afternoon to look at our system, he wasn’t able to repair it and we went into the long holiday weekend without AC. At the time that I wrote this post our thermostat read 82 degrees. And that’s after sunset with most of the windows in our house open. Not fun at all.
Despite little man being sick and not having working AC in our house, I was thankfully still able to get out for my planned long run. Since I got a bit behind with my long run mileage while we were on vacation, I opted to run 12 miles on Saturday instead of the usual 14 miles that I do when I’m two weeks out from a half marathon. I felt strong throughout my two hour long run, and felt like I could have kept going at the end, which tells me that I’m adequately prepared for RnRPhilly in two weeks. I surprised myself by completing my run with an average pace of 10:05 minute/mile, which if I can keep that pace up on race day will result in a major half marathon PR. My fingers are crossed!
As little man continues to get better, all I can do is the best that I can. I’m also expecting to be more tired myself this week, as I have the first day of school with my students on Tuesday. Thursday will be an especially long day, as Back to School Night is that evening. All I can do is take things one day at a time. Oh, and hopefully we’ll finally get our AC fixed this week too.
Mon 8/29 – Rest day
Tues 8/30 – Rest day
Wed 8/31 – 3.11 mile run, 0.20 mile cool down walk
Thurs 9/1 – 3.50 mile run with the BOB, 0.23 mile cool down walk
Fri 9/2 – Rest day
Sat 9/3 – 12.00 mile run, 0.28 mile cool down walk
Sun 9/4 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 19.32 miles (1.70 miles less than week 9)
Total RnRPhilly Mileage – 173.45 miles
QOTD: How far is your furthest long run when you’re training for a half marathon?