plan said run 1.5 miles then do 1200 x4 with 1200 recovery and 1.5 mile cool down.
What I did..
Well not nothing, but I didn't run. We helped the neighbors brand and it was so miserably windy out and by the time we got done and finally ate lunch the only thing I could think about was a nap and getting out of the wind.
plan said run 8 miles easy with strides at the end
what I did
I ran 2 miles easy then started doing 1200 intervals. I got 2 and a half done and my Garmin died. I finished out roughly 1200 and then ran easy with some strides for a total of about 8 miles.
The week is clearly going great.
Did I mention I woke up Monday with my lower back all mad and feeling like it wanted to go on strike? Oddly running didn't bother it, just trying to clean the house did. It was a sign.
plan said run 2 easy, 2 tempo, 2 easy, 2 tempo and 2 easy for a total of ten.
what I did.. wussed out. That snow and wind was miserable and the thought of running in it made me not want to run at all. I watched Outlander and ellipticalled (surely that is a word) for 90 minutes which is not at all the same but close to how long I would have been running
Thursday plan said nothing
I ran 3.3 miles after work and it felt amazing
Why couldn't the weather have been this nice on Wednesday!?
plan called for 4 miles easy
I ran 4 miles easy and then did 7 strides for a total of 5.1 miles. It was so beautiful out, perfect running weather!
so I ended up not even close to the 31 miles I was supposed to run this week, but there is always next week. It was a cut back week but I wasn't supposed to cut back quite so far to 16 ish miles. Oops. Next week will be better!
I am also a little sad that after the Run To The Pub Half Marathon pictures were FINALLY posted and I scrolled through all 647 of them, I didn't find me in any of them. They had a ton of pictures of getting on the bus, before the start and after the finish. I saw several photographers along the way, but maybe they never saw me, or I didn't take good pictures!
Four weeks until my next half marathon. I suppose if I am going to get faster I am going to have to have better running weeks than this! Don't worry this week is already better!
How was your last training week? Ever not get any race photos taken?