Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Training Tuesday: Back at it!

(I intentionally delayed this post a day.)

This past week has been all kinds of weird for me. Work has been super crazy- the are eliminating the assistant manager position (the position above me), so I inherit all of the duties and responsibilities. It'll be interesting juggling all of that. Craziness meant that I had to be at work earlier and didn't have time to run. And after a crazy day, I just wanted to come home and have a glass of wine. 

After 2 weeks of being side-lined by a cold, I finally got out running again. I attempted a 5k on Friday, but only went 2.5 miles. Man, was it hard! Felt like I hadn't run in ages! Sunday, I went for my "long" run at only 3.5 miles. I ran much slower than I'm used to, which was my own fault for leaving late and running in the sun with a jacket and long pants on. :/ Ironically, I ran my 2nd best 5k at a good 2 & 1/2 minutes slower than my PR. It wasn't the 5 miles I planned for, but all in all, at least I'm running. And in light of the events at Boston, I'm so thankful that I can. 
This upcoming week, I'm "officially" kicking off my training for the Dumbo Double Dare (again). I'm starting at 20 weeks to go, with my long run at 5 miles. I'm easing back into things and making my Tuesday run only 2 miles. To remember the victims of the bombing in Boston, I'm running/ran 4.09 miles on Tuesday.

This Week / T-19 Weeks until Dumbo
Tuesday: 2 mile run 4.09 mile run in honor of Boston
Wednesday: cross training (yoga)
Thursday: 2 mile run
Friday: 5k run (aiming for a PR)
Saturday: rest
Sunday: 5 mile run 
Monday: rest

Does your training/fitness schedule ever get messed up due to personal/work issues? 


  1. Keep up the great work! I love that so many people ran the 4.09 for Boston!

  2. I sort of live in fear of things getting in the way of my training! Any time it has happened, I didn't realize it until I hadn't run in quite a while and then it was SO hard to get back into the groove. So, now I'm in the groove and live in fear of this slippery slope...I'm not sure which is worse! LOL!

  3. Lauren- Agreed!

    Karen- I know exactly how you feel. It's the "I'll make up for it tomorrow" mentality and it eventually snowballs. :)