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Week 31- Listen

Last week was… yeah.

I don’t know if it was cumulative fatigue with it being week 15 of my training plan or if I was fighting something. I was so damn tired all week- it was a struggle to get up in the morning, every morning. I was coughing more and every thing felt hard. To the point where when I found out I had been in close contact with someone with pneumonia, I thought “oh, that would make so much sense”.

I also took more than a few liberties with my training plan. Ok, a lot. But it wasn’t all bad- I took a great nap on Saturday. I went and saw Hobbs and Shaw– loved it. I did some shopping- possibly too much. I added 2 new beauties to the family too-

Oh and I started a new workout program- Morning Meltdown 100. Cuz’ that makes total sense 2 weeks before a half marathon, right? Oh and mine is more like evening meltdown.

Plan vs Reality

Monday- 1.5 miles/ 1 mile- MM100 1- 1/2 mile dog walk
I was moving really slow for some reason and I learned that my new running shorts did not agree with me, ha! I bailed after a mile. Instead of being lazy though, I started the new Morning Meltdown 100. Yeah- not in the morning. Then I grabbed the pup and headed out for a short walk.

Tuesday- 6 miles @ HMGP/ 5 miles trying not freak out
And once again, I have a panic attack during the run. What the what?? This is getting annoying. So instead of trying to nail the pace and make it worse or bailing on the run- I slowed down and made it a game instead. I changed my watch face to heart rate only and just tried to keep it under 165. I didn’t care about any other metrics, just tried to go slow and easy- walking if need be. I did one big loop back to my car. So not a total loss.

Wednesday- 1.5 miles/ ?????? MM 100 2
I ended up getting off early since I worked last Saturday. Normally I would have said no but this was one of my most tired days so I went with it. I made an appointment to finally get my tires rotated and my car washed. While I was waiting for my car, I headed over to TJ Max for some browsing time. Apparently I bumped my watch at some point and it turned on. I realized when it buzzed at the mile mark. Can I count that as a workout?

Thursday- 1.5 up/down, 5x 800 repeats/ 3 miles MM 100 3
Yeah, I didn’t even try the repeats. I just played the heart rate game again. It kept my mind distracted and wow, I have to run slow to stay under 165.

Friday- 1.5 easy/ nope
I worked in 2 locations so I didn’t even bother packing a bag of running gear.

Saturday- 7 miles/ 2 hour nap
Another one of those so stinkin’ tired days. In fact I was so tired, I decided my long run wasn’t happening. At all. Over both weekend days. At this point, the missed run isn’t going to hurt me at Oakland next week but pushing things might.

Sunday- Rest/ shopping and .5 mile puppy walk, MM 100 6
Shopping counts as cardio right?

10ish miles for the week. Not great but could have been much worse. I don’t regret missing my long run. For once my common sense out weighed the guilt of missing the run completely.

How was your week?

4 thoughts on “Week 31- Listen”

  1. Sometimes we runners need to listen to our bodies instead of our training plan. Listening just might have prevented an injury. I have backed off on my running. Bu doing so I have been having good & enjoyable runs. My times have even improved.

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