Week 25- Speed Bump

Upcoming Races-

  • Rock to the Pier 10K
  • Salinas Valley Half Marathon

So, I may have underestimated just how much work and brain power I was going to need for this system conversion.  I fell a little off the workout wagon last week.  Ok, a lot.   By the end of the week, my brain was fried.  In fact, in a training class on Thursday I asked the dumbest question.  Seriously- everyone turned around and stared at me.  It took me a moment or two to figure out that I was basically confusing an apple for a granola bar.  Total blonde moment.    I’ve only been in the business for 10 years, I felt like an idiot.   Grrr.

Combine work training with the heatwave and I had a serious lack of motivation this week.  I kind of just wanted to sit in my comfy chair on the floor and do nothing.

Monday- 2.3 miles In an effort to adjust to the heat I bypassed the lovely 60 degree weather in work town and headed for the lake path.  It was 94 there which wasn’t pleasant but it wasn’t horrible either.  I was also crawling though.  I probably walked more than I ran.    I was truly surprised by how many people were out walking their dogs.  It was too hot for them!

Tuesday- Rest First day long training session.  Somehow I stayed awake throughout the whole thing!  My hand cramped from taking so many notes.

Wednesday- Rest  I had planned on running but by the end of the day I was just not feeling it.   When work ran late, it seemed like a sign.  I went home.

Thursday- 3.1 miles  Second all day meeting.  This is the one where I asked the ridiculous question.  I also left this one early as I had a DR’s appointment in another town to get to.   Traffic on the freeway was ridiculous, there and back- I was literally yelling in my car.   By the time I got home I was so over it- I did not want to run.  At all.  I sat around for 30 minutes before forcing myself to change and at least attempt a few miles.  It wasn’t an amazing run but it wasn’t horrible either.  I was glad that I followed through though.

Friday- Rest  I was so stinkin’ tired.  I was having troubles finishing my sentences, I was  very happy to see 6:00.  Bring on the weekend!

Saturday- Rest I wandered around SLO with my mother and did some shopping.  For once I managed to go to the Running Warehouse and Not spend any money.  It’s a miracle!  Can’t say the same for Banana Republic or Dick’s though.  😛

Sunday- 10 miles Once again, I got out the door too late.  My stomach wasn’t having it and I didn’t start until 8:00.  Still too late.   In the first 1/4 mile I was distracted by a CHP who I thought was pulling over a car as they came off the highway and I was on the lack of shoulder in the way.  In my haste to get out of the way I ran into a tree branch.  Oops!  1/4 mile later I was passing the cemetery and was glad that I had made plans to meet up with my mom at the end of my run on the other side of town as I could tell they were preparing for a funeral.  I always change my route if I know there will be a service- they don’t need me running by.

The temp wasn’t bad in the beginning but I was riding the struggle bus by mile 5.5.   I welcomed the longer walk break in mile 6 when I walked with my mother for a bit but those last few miles were uncomfortably warm.    I had hoped for a fast finish since I had the aid of a slight downhill but in reality I crawled mile 10.

15.4 miles for the week.  Zero cross training.

This is shaping up to be a very low mileage year and it kind of bugs me.  But obviously not enough as I haven’t made a drastic change yet.  Grrr.  I also don’t see it changing anytime soon as the busyness at work is only ramping up for the month.

Here’s hoping this week is a little more steady.  I already know one of training sessions was postponed so we’ll see how that affects my schedule but I am keeping things very flexible.    But I need to be flexible and steady.

I think I can, I think I can.

How as your week? 

Has summer arrived in your area?







16 thoughts on “Week 25- Speed Bump

  1. I did not set my self up for success when I thought planning my 8 mile long run for the week on a Monday morning! I left the house and by 3/4 mile I was seriously considering turning around… but, I did what I’ve never done – I change course and headed for the 7-11… I paused my GPS and popped in to use the facilities. I popped back out and decided that an easy 4 miles would be smarter than 8! I took off, just kept it slow, and managed to finish!


    1. Adapting on the run, nice! You were going to run another 8 miles today?!? You are going to rock Las Vegas!!!! I need to get it into gear! I love gas stations along the way, I always carry my debit card too. I’ve run out of water before. Downside is I only pass one AmPm.😬


  2. The humidity sucks the fun out of any run in Florida right now!!

    Week 1 of Chicago Marathon training in the books!! I didn’t get all the miles in, but some are better than none.


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  3. Awww Fallon. Sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling all that motivated to run. Juggling work and running must be a nightmare. :/ Hope you have a better week this week!


    1. I feel like a whiner but I was so not in the mood for it last week. I was just so tired. Which is alarming because work hasn’t even gotten really crazy yet. Pace and miles may have to be forgotten about so running can just be a stress reliever but then that kind of annoys me. 🤔


  4. Well I ran nothing last week unless late for meetings count 🙂 Which has pretty much been every week for the last 2 months almost so I’ll raise your whining!! I have however managed to discover and sample just about every new flavor of frappuccino and summertime beverage at global coffee HQ while mentoring an intern who keeps asking for more work! I might run next week if I’m lucky…best of luck with the training work/life/run balance sometimes is crazy hard!


    1. Very true, I am sorry you’re still not running. I hope you can get back out there soon. Oh my goodness, we’ve had so many meetings lately, I think I am completely pastried out. I never thought I would say such a thing.

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  5. Summer isn’t sure if it’s arrived here for not. We have 90-100 degree weather for 2 days then drop down to 70 then back up to 95 then down to 75. I actually like that though. It keeps me from wanting summer to be over after only a week.


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