The Slowest Mile

Happy Sunday!

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-

Not even sorry
Not even sorry

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 1 (8)

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-

Nice. Splits- 12:43, 10:56, 10:33, 10:41
Splits- 12:43, 10:56, 10:33, 10:41

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. isWatermarked

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

    1. 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!


  1. 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!


  2. 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!


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