Run!, Slacker, Training

Week 41 Training Recap

Training for:

  • City to the Sea 13.1 ✅
  • Harvest Marathon 13.1
  • Golden Gate Half

I wish I could I could be all sunshine and daisy’s about last week but I can’t.  I am looking really hard for the shiny because I know it’s there somewhere.  It has to be.

Work has been stressful, we are still down an employee and haven’t been able to replace them yet.   Also, the shift back to being an hourly employee is affecting me more than I thought it would but I’ll keep trucking along.

My sleep is still crap.  I used to be the type person who while being a night owl, once asleep I was dead to the world.  Seriously, you could throw things at me and I would sleep through it.   I would fall asleep in one position and stay that way all night.  Lately I can’t fall asleep and when I do I wake up repeatedly and I toss and turn.  Toss and turn to the point that my quilt and top sheet are usually on the floor in the morning.  😞   This weekend I went shopping for new pillows and I’ve ordered some essential oils to see if they help.  Fingers crossed!

Loss.  I was somehow lucky enough to get this far in life without having to deal with loss often.  This year has been different and last week was more bad news.   I really need to work on being less of stress eater.


Monday- 2 miles This was supposed to be a rest day but with all weekend off due to my stupid leg, I wanted get in a few test miles.   We got out of work late so by the time I made to home town I was racing the dying daylight.  2 miles is what I was able to fit in.  I was a little achy but nothing hurt more than that.

Tuesday- Rest.  Something came up and I didn’t get off work until almost 7.     I didn’t even attempt to run that day.

Wednesday- Rest  2 days off in a row seemed like a good idea.  Plus it fit perfectly in my training plan from Ekiden Coaching.  😛


Thursday- 3.5 miles Another chance to test the leg and see if I would be racing this weekend.  The plan called for 5 x400 but I knew I wasn’t getting up to 5k pace.  I stuck to the 400’s but kept them around a 9:30 pace and walked the recoveries.   My calves were super tight per usual and I stopped at one point to completely re-lace both Hoka’s but other than that it was ok.  I realized that I will be on the treadmill much sooner than I would like though.  It is getting dark so fast!

seawinner

Friday- Rough day.    But I did win my entry in City to Sea from a Facebook contest so there’s that right?!    Thank you to everyone I badgered into voting for me!  I registered for Sunday’s race on Friday morning.


Saturday- Rest day.  Went to SLO for packet pickup and wandered around doing some shopping.  Shopping and food make great distractions from life right?  The race shirt was tiny, like Stitch size tiny.

Sunday- City to the Sea 13.1 To be continued…😛
How was your week?

Have any sleeping tips for me?

Run!, Training

Week 39 Training Recap

Training for:

  • City to the Sea 13.1
  • Harvest Marathon 13.1
  • Golden Gate Half

Where has the time gone?! We’re into the last week of September, how?  I know I whine about this quite often but I really just can’t wrap my head around how fast this year is moving.   Slow down!!

Last week was interesting as I received a tentative training schedule from Ekiden and a phone conversation with my coach.  Woo hoo!!  But also eeeek!!!  Can I handle this?  Someone give me a pizza, I’m freaking out over here. 🍕🍕

Monday- Rest  Migraine from hell.  Apparently I’ve turned into a big baby and any heat kicks my ass.   Sunday’s long run while not super hot was too hot.  I hydrated well but I couldn’t fight off the headache that started that evening.  By Monday it was a full fledged migraine and it was all I could do to get through work.


Tuesday- 3.1 miles First run in the Hoka’s.  Not too bad, nothing felt immediately off.  Making it to 3 miles was huge though- I never accomplished that in the PureFlow 5’s.   I also ran into a tarantula so I stopped and chatted with a gentlemen out walking about it.

Wednesday- Rest  Yeah, I am sure I did something but I don’t remember what it was.


Thursday- 5 miles  Half days for the win!   I got off work early and finally went to lunch with my uncle.    We’ve only been trying that for 4 years!   Then I went home to wait for a call from my coach.  🙂🙂   It was a good conversation and I am looking forward to seeing what happens with this.  Then I headed out for a run.  The plan called for 4-6  easy miles with pickups so I figured I would run my 5 mile route.  I was also trying the Hoka’s again so I wasn’t sure how far I would make it.   Not too bad.  My average pace at the end looked like an easy pace but in reality I was kind of all over the place.  Oops.  I did pretty good on the pickups though.  I did have to reroute due to a large, angry dog though.  Grrr.   The shoes felt pretty good but I think I have a different definition of cushion than everyone else.  I think they feel kind of hard.

Friday- Rest day  The computers crashed for the 3rd time in a week.  And never came back.   Seriously?!  I didn’t end up getting off work until 7.  Ouch.


Saturday- 30 minute shake out 1.3 mile power walk  I completely overbooked myself.  I  slept through my first alarm, oops.  Then I headed out to work for the morning, thankfully the systems were back up.     Traffic was nuts on the way home, there was a huge cycling event on the highway.  I was volunteering at registration / packet pickup for the HOB Fun Run and I had to decide between lunch and running.   I chose food but went with my mother so she could drop me off at packet pickup.  After my shift was done I power walked home.   Something was better than nothing right?


Sunday- HOB Fun Run  10K/5K  Recap in next post.

18.8 miles for the week.  Not too bad, better than previous weeks.   I have some weird aches and pains right now so I am hoping that they go away quickly.  I’ve been foam rolling and icing and wearing compression socks.   Fingers crossed!!

How was your week?

What do you do at work when the computers go down?

Any tips for tight ankles?