Weekly Summary 7/6/15 to 7/12/15
Remember how I waxed poetic about The Plan? Oh, I looove a plan, the plan is life, blah blah blah. This week I totally went off the plan. Like just went berserk like one of those type-B people that live life one-day-at-a-time.
This was supposed to be a high mileage week followed by a delicious recovery week. Specifically, this is what my schedule for the next two weeks looks like. (Monday is cross-training day).
This is what I actually ran:
Monday – Cross-train
Tuesday – Rest
Wednesday – Run 7 miles
Thursday – Run 7 miles (AM); run 5 miles (PM)
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Run 15 miles (only 2 MP)
Sunday – Rest
So here’s the thing with plans. They’re all well and good until a curve ball is thrown.
Here were my curve balls. One, the terrible allergy issue. I was just miserable Tuesday morning and couldn’t get out of bed; hence, no run for me. I finally started a Netti pot regimen that day, which has helped about 30-50%, and I start acupuncture this weekend. I then proceeded to play catch up on Wednesday and Thursday. I’ve only done one two-a-day run before this week, and it ended in a calf strain, but I felt pretty rested and I really wanted a rest day before doing my 22-miler, so I risked it, and yay! No calf strain.
I was in a difficult but not unreasonable position to complete my 22-miler on Saturday before leaving for a somewhat impromptu trip to Vegas to watch NBA Summer League. We planned to leave late Saturday morning to catch the 5:30 Lakers game, and I thought I’d be able to swing it, but I just ran out of time and had to cut the run short at 15 miles. Since we were in Vegas and because I had already passed the mileage total for next week’s recovery week (I intend to swap weeks), I took Sunday off and did all my cardio at the buffet. Do laps around the buffet carrying loaded-down plates count as cross-training? Oy.
Some good news is that I did pick up the pace on my runs. I noticed that I was again slogging through my week day runs, so I put just a wee bit more effort and got back to my regular low-high 11:00 paces. No need to make it feel like a tempo run, but I can’t just go into a mindless shuffle either. And although my long run didn’t include more than two MP miles, my overall pace hit goal at a 10: 38 minute mile average.
The “plan” (HA!) this week is to run last week’s week’s high mileage week. I’ll be arriving back in LA a little past midnight tonight and plan on waking up by 5:00 tomorrow to get that 7-mile run in. Let’s see how well I stick to the plan this time.
Hope everyone has a great running week!
Total weekly mileage: 34
Long run: 15 miles (2 MP)
Cross-training: Shhhh. What happens in Vegas…