Marathon Training Week 9 Recap/My halfway there thoughts

First, I have to say that I was cracking up with the comments from last week’s training recap post!! Looks like a lot of us have had some crappy moments during a run (sorry, couldn’t help myself!)

This last week was a tough one scheduling wise. Going back to work has made it that much tougher making time for runs.

On Monday, I ran a 5 miler around my neighborhood. It was kinda cool to run the city streets as I usually run along a canal to avoid traffic and stop lights. But I kinda wanted a change and took it to the pavement instead. I felt it was a good break in what had became a somewhat monotonous routine.

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On Tuesdays I usually run with my run club but it was open house at work and I stayed late. Like until 8 late :/ I never went home when school ended at 2:30 because it’s a 45 minute drive home and considering I’d have to be back before 6, I figured I’d just stay and get work done. It was a loooong day.

Wednesdays are track days but my husband was out of town. He got home well after I’d put the kids to bed so I opted for some ab videos at home. I felt better having done something 🙂

Thursday according to Run Less, Run Faster is a cross training day but if I’m being honest with you, following the plan has pretty much gone out the window. I took it to the streets for a 6 miler.

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You gotta tilt your head to the side for this one!

Friday was my typical rest day. Much needed.

Saturday I had 14 on the plan and my alarm was set. Then around 2 in the morning, my other alarm clock daughter woke up with what seemed like a nightmare 😦 She insisted on sleeping with us and by the time she went down, my 4 o’clock wake up call had passed….no long run…

I figured no problem, I’ll make it up on Sunday. I have another alarm clock, my one year old son, who decided he wanted to partake in mid night alarm drills. My husband tried his best to console him and get back to sleep. He was successful but it took him a while. Exhausted, I decided to skip the morning run.

Close to evening though, I really started to get running anxiety. You know, when you’ve missed a run and want really badly to at least get something in? My husband told me to do what I could with an hour so out the door I went. I gave myself an extra 10 mintues so that I could get 7. Seven miles would make me feel like I accomplished a decent long run–half of what I was supposed to do.

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This run needed a XX after.

And that was my week! It’s been crazy trying to fit it all together. Working, running, blogging, mommying, wifeing–all of it is tough work! At the mid way point, I don’t feel like I’m where I’d like to be but I also don’t think I’m too far off that place (I’m not even sure what that is lol!)

Total mileage for week: 18 miles

How was your running week last week?
Anyone race this weekend? How’d it go??