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.
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.
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.
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!
So The Plan was to complete two more weeks of training and then one week of taper, entering into Surf City on Super Bowl Sunday. That was The Plan anyway. Here’s what actually happened from my training notes.
Weekly Summary 7/27/15 to 8/2/15
Well, friends, my paces continued to stay away from those slothful first weeks of this training cycle. It seems like they’re holding steady despite the increasing intensity in sharpening phase, as well as the unforgiving heat. Holy hell it was hot in the Valley this past weekend. Not sure if you’re familiar with the San Fernando Valley, but basically you will die if you don’t have A/C, and really, who am I kidding, you need a pool. It’s not just me saying it – check out this aerial view of the Valley. A pool is de rigueur in the 818. Continue reading “Ventura Marathon Training Week 6: The Failed Sasha Fierce Experiment”