Daylight Saving Hangover

Man, I hate the time change. It is so so hard to get back into the groove and wake up EXTRA early – and for some reason, it seems extra hard this year! So, this week I was on the struggle bus. I did wake up early, and did get in my workouts, but I snoozed for longer than typical and just got in the bare minimum. Hopefully I’m able to get into this new routine soon!  

My training goals for this week were:

  • Speed training: 6×400 m
  • Long run: 7 miles 
  • Core work most days (8-10 min videos)
  • 2-3 other runs, 30-50 minutes each

Here’s how the week turned out:

Sunday: 4.1 miles, plus a 2 mi walk  – As you know, I don’t love seeting my alarm on the weekends, but we had plans to go to Pancaketown with the kids early, and I wanted to have gotten in a run first. With daylight saving and losing an hour of sleep, it was harder than it should’ve been to get up, but I enjoyed getting in a pre-pancake run. Then, later in the day, I felt the pancakes catch up to me and I was sluggish again. So, during naptime I got in a nice 2 mile walk.

Btw – Pancaketown is a city in Ohio that has lots of maple trees, so they declare March their city “Pancaketown” and have tons of places in the area serve pancakes on the weekends. We usually go to the firehouse – it was a tradition we started when FW was born, but it got put on hold during covid. I was glad to be back!

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Monday: 3.5 miles and core workout – I snoozed a lot. Like, several times. When I finally got out of bed, I only had about 45 minutes to work out, so had to prioritize. Got in my run and a core video before the snow came in that night.

Tuesday: 3.25 miles (6×400) and ab workout  –  Woke up to a few inches of snow, on top of ice, so I decided to stay in. It made it a good day to get in a speed workout, and I did 6×400 m on the treadmill. I did my speed runs at 7.3-7.5, and was TIRED. I had found a piece of paper on the treadmill from 3 years ago when I was doing 7.8 mph, and tried not to feel discouraged at how much faster I was before baby #3!

I love looking at my garmin after speed training 🙂

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Wednesday: 3.62 yaktrax miles and core workout – I reallllly wanted to get outside and run, so I made it happen after snoozing for 35 (!) minutes. Since I was working from home, I had a little more time and was able to fit in the run first, and then core workout later in the morning. 

At night, I had plans to join a pub run downtown, but I came out of a lunch to find this (completely flat front tire). I had to rush back home for an afternoon meeting, so by the time AAA got there at 9 p.m., I had missed the run. Oh well, glad I still got in a run in the morning!

Thursday: 7.07 miles and core workout  – I looked at the forecast for the next few days, and it seemed that Thursday morning would be the best for a long run. So, I managed to only snooze for a little bit before forcing myself out of bed and outside. Luckily, the snow had mostly melted, and I got to get out in a run where the streets were mostly clear. Again, I was able to do the core workout later in the morning and focus on just getting in the run before work. It feels good to be getting up to longer runs again. 

Friday:  4.5 treadmill miles –  I got to sleep in because FW had no school! I slept in until 6:15, and was able to get in a treadmill run before GM got up. It was GLORIOUS to get some sleep.

Saturday:  3.42 easy miles run and 2.17 mi walk  I didn’t have anything on the schedule except for 3 to 4 miles and it was nice to just run during daylight with nothing planned. Then, while the kids were napping, I got in a nice walk too.

Total mileage: 29.46 mi

Questions for you:

  • Did you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
  • Did you get any snow this week? 

I am linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

13 thoughts on “Daylight Saving Hangover

  1. When I saw the title of post, I knew it was yours! Changing the time with kids is SO HARD. I used to hate it so much (especially turning the clocks AHEAD.) In spite of that, AND the weather, you got a lot of running in. Great job getting it all donw.

  2. I love the idea of Pancaketown, and yes, absolutely a run was in order before the visit. 😉

    I normally don’t do much other than wear green on St. Paddy’s Day, but this year we went to a parade which was fun!

  3. I’m commenting again (seems they never show up on my first attempt?). I’m intrigued with Pancaketown…wish there was such a town in Iowa!

  4. Pancaketown sounds like fun. Looks like you had a good week of training. My wife and I celebrated St Pats day by doing the St Pats Boardwalk 10 miler in Atlantic City!

  5. Pancake Town sounds like a fun tradition. I’m glad it made a post-covid comeback. And now I want pancakes!

    I hate the switch to DST because I miss the light for my morning workout and then am tricked into working later because I don’t realize how late it is.

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