I took Thursday and Friday as rest days. I had planned for a 8-10 mile run on Saturday. Yeah, that didn’t happen. Call it another rest day. Which was not so good because my lunch may have looked likethis-
Saturday night I was up late reading again, oops, so my alarm was quickly slapped in the morning. I had a BBQ to attend for work in the early afternoon. The weather was amazing and the view of the ocean from their back yard was awesome. I would have taken pictures but I felt that wasn’t cool doing that at an executives home. My ride had to be back early but even the short amount of time in the sun was too much. I guess when they put warning labels on medicine, they mean business.
I headed to the gym hoping for 8 miles but knowing that 6 was more realistic. Ha!! 4 very sluggish miles were all I could do. I warmed up with 1/2 mile walk then alternated between a 6.00 run and 3.8 walk. It was rough from the start. I never hit a groove, and it was all I could do to complete the 4. This not feeling well crap is beginning to make me cranky. I tried my Garmin again on the treadmill. I thought I turned off the GPS but apparently not. So I present to you the slowest mile, and actually it’s not even a mile-
So it is looking like I will end up with a 2 week taper for Ventura. I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. It’s closer to how I trained last year but I feel anxious missing that last long run.
Work has been a little stressful these last few weeks. My boss was offered a position at another location so now I have a new boss. So far it’s all good and I even took 2 full hour lunches last week, I almost didn’t know what to do with myself. Overall though, it still leaves you feeling a little wonky. I admit that I make poor food choices when stressed, so last week didn’t help that. Combine that with less running and I feel like even more of a Slacker than usual. It’s temporary and I will get back on track. Think positive right?
Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Do anything fun?
Ever have a training flub this close to race day?
11 thoughts on “The Slowest Mile”
I bet you’re gonna do just fine, flub or not! I hope your new boss continues to be a good change. I could use one of those.
Fingers crossed! For both actually, She won’t be full time at my location until October so it’s hard to get settled if that makes sense. I am however looking forward to more regular lunches eventually 🙂 Hopefully yours (work) gets better soon!
I didn’t run one single time during the week leading up to my first half marathon–I’m still not sure if this was a good thing or a bad thing, but it felt right at the time.
Hopefully the next 2 weeks go well and you go into your race feeling good!
I have a feeling I will only be running twice this week so hopefully that will mean fresh legs! I remember I didn’t run the week before my first half either. 🙂
It’s not the same as a half, but I didn’t run for a solid week, maybe even more, before my 10K and I ended up being fine. Hopefully the race atmosphere will give you a boost. I’m sure you’ll do fine!
I am counting on the atmosphere to help me out. They advertise it as a beach party but hopefully that will extend down the course past the starting line. Thank you!
You’ll be great! I have faith your race will still be good.
Thank you! Now I just need to convince myself. 🙂
I’m sure you’ll get your groove back, just in time for the race! I wouldn’t be sorry about that meal above either 😉
Fingers crossed! It was good and I hadn’t been to that restaurant in a few months so I didn’t even feel guilty! 🙂
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