While it was technically spring this week, it didn’t feel like it. We started the week with some chilly temps, but ended the week with SNOW (yes, really .. again!). I also ended the week feeling crummy, so this week’s Cleveland half marathon training was far from perfect. Here’s what it looked like:
Sunday: 3.6 mi run + 5 mi walk
I had 40 minutes crosstraining on the schedule, but I only have a treadmill, so I decided that meant 40 minutes on the treadmill while it was cold and rainy. I did 3.6 miles – run and walk – and then the weather got gorgeous out. So, we got out for a family walk. I got in 1.5 miles with everyone, then another 3.5 with G, meaning 5 outdoor walking for the day. My feet were pooped!
Monday: 5 miles – tempo run
Tuesday: 4.76 miles – easy outdoor run
Wednesday: 3.1 treadmill miles
I woke up to a heavy rain/wind, and G woke up around the same time. I was only able to get in a few miles before putting him back to bed, and then everyone else was up.
Thursday: 7.51 miles
I had looked ahead at the weather for the weekend, and thought maybe I’d get in a long run Friday or Thursday. And it’s a good thing I got it in Thursday because … it was the last day I ran this week!
Friday: NO morning run.
FW was up from 1-3 a.m., and then GM was up until around 4. Usually I set my alarm for 4:30 for a long run, so there was no way I was going to get in a run on less than 3 hours of sleep. So, I slept instead from 4:30-6 a.m. and didn’t run. I thought about going for a run during my lunch break, but then GM was sent home sick from school and we instead spent time cuddling, feeding him, etc. If there’s one thing I’ve learned is I can’t get frustrated with things outside my control. It’s hard, but I also need more than 3 hours of sleep 🙂
Saturday: Another no run day – just some yoga.
FW had a fever throughout the night and morning, and B wasn’t feeling well either. Sure enough, I started feeling icky as well shortly after waking up. I did some yoga, thinking it was back pain, but later my full body started aching. It was cold and snowy so at least I didn’t waste a perfect running weather day!
Total weekly: 24.1 miles
So, another week that didn’t go as planned. I’m so glad I got in my long run on Thursday — two rest days isn’t bad and hopefully I’ll be back again next week.
Some questions for you:
- Do you long run on weekends or weekdays?
- Did winter come back near you this week, too?