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 Comments on “The Slowest Mile

    • 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!


    • 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. 🙂

      Thank you!


  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!


    • 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!


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