After a challenging March, I was determined to get April started off on a strong note. And that’s exactly what I did last week.
Monday, April 2nd
Monday was a long day, and I was short on time for exercising by the time that I got home from school and my weekly chiropractor appointment. However, I still made an effort to exercise, and did 20 minutes of strength training in the basement that evening.
Tuesday, April 3rd
I completed a strong five mile run on the treadmill, followed by 25 minutes of weight training. Given that the Loudoun Half Marathon is now only two weeks away, I’m hopeful that my body can keep up with my motivation to finish out this training cycle on a strong note. Fingers crossed!
Wednesday, April 4th
After work, I drove straight to the gym for the second day in a row, where I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical and did 30 minutes of full body weight training.
Thursday, April 5th
Despite the fact that Spring started almost three weeks ago, it was finally nice enough outside for me to do my first running commute to daycare of the season. I ran 1.25 miles with an empty stroller to daycare, and then another 1.75 miles after I picked up little man. After not running with the BOB stroller for several months, I forgot how hard it is to run with. Add in the fact that little man is bigger than he was back in the fall when I last ran with the stroller, and it made for a very physically challenging run.
Friday, April 6th
Knowing that I had my long run the next day, I knew that my body would appreciate a full rest day the day prior. Even though I didn’t exercise, I kept myself plenty busy after work with lots of errands, including my annual eye exam.
Saturday, April 7th
Although I had 14 miles on my training plan, I was a bit short on time and had to cut my run short at 11.75 miles. I know that I’ve run plenty of other half marathons, including most recently back in February, so my body knows what it needs to do on race day. However, it was still disappointing to have to cut my run short, especially since this run was supposed to be my peak mileage long run.
Sunday, April 8th
After running 11.75 miles the day prior, I more than earned a rest day.
Total Weekly Mileage – 23.58 miles (5.22 miles more than week 5)
Total Loudoun Half Mileage – 121.86 miles
QOTD: How do you handle having to cut a run short due to factors out of your control?