Forreal though, what day is it? Today was the end of the ninth full week of quarantine. Running has certainly changed over these weeks — not necessarily for the bad. It’s just a shift, and I remain curious as to what God is trying to reveal to me in this time. So read on to catch up on the running stats.
Continue reading “Training Week: … Oh Who Even Knows What Week it is Anymore”
Not really sure how to grade this training week. Thursday marked Week 3 of Shelter in Place for California, and my philosophy about my running has been to on the one hand, stay the course and stick with routine, so even though I don’t know what race I’m training for, I am acting as if I have a race in the summer. So it’s foot to the pedal on the one hand, but on the other, I am also being gentle with myself. This time is stressful, and so I am allowing myself to be more flexible. So I hit two out of three of my hard training runs this week…not 100%, but seems like it was perfect for this time. Here’s how the week went.
Continue reading “Training Week: April 6 to April 12”
This week was a little harder mentally, and I felt myself struggling a bit. Luckily this was a cutback week, so I had lighter runs. I am also not doing extreme speed and strength training with Trainer right now — tho I did get in one day of work. At a six foot distance, of course. So grateful that I can still run outdoors, and of course for this gift of running.
Continue reading “Training Week: March 30 to April 5”
So I had A Plan. Actually I had two plans…then COVID-19 happened; hence, no plans. Grateful to be healthy and safe and still able to run. I have tentatively made a third plan, but honestly, like everyone else, I’m just winging it. Below are notes from my training journal in real time. Hope everyone is staying well and at home! We got this.
Continue reading “Bloop: Three Training Weeks, Two Upended Training Plans”
Well this week threw in another curveball. This time it wasn’t illness or an office move — it was a surprise invite. And now my focus shifts for the next four weeks.
Continue reading “M2B Training Week 3: March 2 to March 8, 2020”
This was supposed to be a high mileage week, but life got in the way. After 50 years at one location, my office moved across the street to the Towers. I had spent 22½ years of my work life in that building, but I am excited about the move – change is kind of exciting, and the new place is a significant level-up in every area. Anyway, with both my schedule turned a bit upside down and being exhausted from the move, I ended up having a low mileage week with no long run.
Continue reading “M2B Training Week 2: Feb 24 to March 1, 2020”
The week started off uneventfully as I was on Day 2 of no running due to a slight calf strain. I went ahead and took two more days off before resuming Mountains2Beach Half Marathon Training!
Continue reading “M2B Training Week 1: Feb 17 to Feb 23, 2020”