I’m not going to lie, I was a bit lacking in the motivation department this past week. Between last Saturday’s disappointing race, and the couple of inches of snow that fell Monday night and during the day on Tuesday, I had trouble finding the desire to stay on top of my training for most of the week.
Monday, March 13th
Since I knew we had snow heading our way, I wanted to ensure that I got my first run of the week in before there were any obstacles on the ground. The incoming snow helped me push myself a little harder during Monday’s run, and I was able to run at a much faster pace than many of my recent runs have been at. I also ran negative splits! 9:29, 9:22, 9:18, 9:05
Tuesday, March 14th
Even though we only received a couple of inches of snow from Snowstorm Stella, we finally had our first snow day of the year! I took the opportunity with the day off from work to work on a number of chores around the house. It felt great to get a lot done.
Wednesday, March 15th
Both little man and I had a chiropractor appointment after school, which left me no time to head to the gym (and running outside wasn’t an option due to the ice). I did do 10 minutes of strength training though.
Thursday, March 16th
My plans were completely thrown for a loop. I had planned to go to the gym after work to run on the treadmill due to the snow and ice covered sidewalks, but that plan was thrown out the window when I received a phone call from little man’s daycare that he had a fever and needed to be picked up. By the time that Preston got home from work, I didn’t have enough time to drive to and from the gym, and run, so instead I headed out the door and zigzagged/ran circles in the few ice free areas in our neighborhood. The whole situation made for a slow run, and running in circles was also mentally exhausting.
Friday, March 17th
Little man was still sick, and I just didn’t have it in me to work out.
Saturday, March 18th
Some of the snow and ice had melted, so I figured that the sidewalks would be clear enough to run on. The extra challenge was pushing the BOB stroller on the areas where there was still lots of snow and ice, and areas where running on the road wasn’t realistic. It was definitely a challenging long run, but little man and I did it, but boy was my upper body sore from the experience! Between the hills and the areas where I had to push the stroller on slushy sidewalks, my splits were far from consistent: 10:36, 10:22, 10:22, 10:41, 10:20, 10:43, 11:10.
Sunday, March 19th
I woke up in the middle of the night with a migraine, which didn’t go away until mid-afternoon. In between running errands, taking care of chores around the house, and going to a friend’s house for dinner, I did my best to lay low to get rid of the migraine.
Total Weekly Mileage – 16.22 miles
Total Loudoun Half Mileage – 16.22 miles
QOTD: How do you rebound mentally after a disappointing race?
I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap link up. I’m also linking up with Courtney for the Training Recap link up. Be sure to check out their posts as well.