Four Weeks In

Yesterday I really, really didn’t want to be training for anything. It took me until 11 am to get myself dressed and out the door for my long run. Ugh. But the rest of training has been going OK and bad days are too be expected. The run itself was good and I did feel so much better after but it is obvious that my motivation was a little low.

After two warmish weeks of running, last week was our first really cold snap of the year. Sometimes it is just too unpleasant to run outside, so Week #3 looked like this:

Monday: 3 mile run
Tuesday: 90 minutes Bikram yoga
Wednesday: 3 mile run
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 30 minute swim + 3 mile run + 90 minutes Bikram yoga
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Conditioning swim + 4 mile run + weights

Totals: 13 miles, 1 strength workout, 2 yoga workouts, 2 cross training (swim) workouts.

It warmed up on Sunday so I was able (and more willing) to run outside more this week than last week. I’ve switched to running a few times a week before work, which is good because I get it done but my pace is generally much slower when it is dark and icy out. Training Week #4 looked like this:

Monday: 5 mile run + weights
Tuesday: 3 mile run
Wednesday: 3 mile run + weights
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 6 mile run + 90 minutes Bikram yoga
Saturday: 11 mile run
Sunday: Conditioning swim + 90 minutes Bikram yoga

Totals: 28 miles, 2 strength workouts, 2 yoga workouts and 1 swim

Week #4 called for a 6 mile mid-week run, but I didn’t check my training schedule before I set off on Monday morning and only ran 5 miles. Not the end of the world but I’ve got to remember to run 6 miles this week.

Weeks 1 and 2 were easier than these past two weeks because all I did was go to school a few days a week, but now I’m juggling how best to fit in my workouts with school, part-time work and having a personal life. To make it work, Patches still has to be my running partner (and a reluctant one for our AM runs) and Jonny sometimes has to wait until almost 8 pm for dinner (yoga on week nights) but we’re doing ok. On to Week #5!

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