Half Marathon Training, Week Two
Week two of my half marathon training didn’t go as I planned. I crapped out and choose sleep over any other option. Hubby worked a lot, and my children were off from school for winter break. So, I did the best I could.
Monday: Speed work on Monday – 3 miles
Tuesday: Crossed trained, Spinned – 20 miles
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: Slug
Saturday: 5 miles, with some hills
I could have gotten up to do some free style weights on Wednesday, and Thursday and should have scheduled a run on Friday but sleep won. I was exhausted from the mini-vacation I took the kids on to an indoor water park on Wednesday and Thursday. I went with my sisters sans our husbands and was so wiped out, hustling two boys through a hotel, getting them dressed, feeding them, following them through a water park, making sure each has my attention was a lot of work, didn’t mind it one bit but I was exhausted.
In my defense, I did try to go to the hotel gym on Thursday (leaving the kids in the hotel room unattended for an hour or less isn’t so bad, right? KIDDING). I dragged the kids with me only to find that the hotel gym was disgusting – all the machines had dust covered all over them, the floor was grimy, one of the two treadmills was take apart and all the pieces were scattered throughout the gym. I opted out, and just made sure I did what I could throughout the day – took stairs, did some sumo squats, high knees, kicks, treaded water in the lazy river instead of using a tub, or ran alongside the kids, but it wasn’t the same.
On top of the no running for three days I also ate a lot of starbursts, Nacho’s, and fries so when Saturday rolled around I was positive it would be a craptastic run, but it wasn’t, not in the least, I took it slow and was really happy with my performance not sure if it was the rest, the starbursts, the coke I chugged or the fabulous new socks that my sister got me, personally, I think it was the socks.