#rnrstl half marathon training 2016: week 4

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So, that was pretty much one of my worst weeks of training ever.  OK, maybe it wasn’t THAT bad, but I definitely skipped the majority of my workouts in exchange for more time in bed.  My body is just so exhausted – and once I decided to sleep in one day, I wanted to do it every single day.  I even got up 2 days, almost finished getting ready, and then decided sleep sounded much more appealing.  It doesn’t help that I know I can run in the afternoon, even if it’s not the workout I have scheduled.

I ended up getting in plenty of mileage, thanks to afternoon cross country practices and decided to run BOTH Saturday + Sunday this past weekend.  But, I certainly did not get some of the workouts in that I really needed to.  It’s hard for me to get it through my head that it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing thing.  There are going to be bad weeks, and that’s OK.  It’s hard to come to terms with but I know this week WILL be better!

Matt + I are both just feeling incredibly overwhelmed.  It’s been a lot more difficult to get into the swing of things this year and neither of us are sure why.  We both took on a few more leadership positions in our schools which I think is taking a lot out of both of us.  We’re hoping that things calm down a little bit, but XC meets are starting up and I have a feeling things are just going to get MORE crazy.  Looking forward to October already when things start to slow down – even if it is typically the busiest month of the year for us.

Monday:  1.5 mile run with the XC team (1.78 miles @ 8:04/mile)IMG_7123

Tuesday:  3 miles @ 85% 5K pace (3.01 miles @ 8:12/mile)

Wednesday:  10 x 200 with the XC team (2.75 miles)

Thursday:  15 minute run with the XC team (2.30 miles @ 7:45/mile)

Friday:  OFF

Saturday:  5 miles @ 85% 5K pace (5.11 miles @ 7:50/mile)

Sunday: 3 x 5K @ half marathon pace
1 = 3.01 miles @ 7:19/mile
2 = 3.0 miles @ 7:16/mile
3 = 3.01 miles @ 7:27/mile

Total:  23.97 miles

Alright, I’m ready to hit it HARD this week!  My alarm is set to wake up for all my workouts this week, and I’ve schedule 2 of my runs for the weekend so I’m not AS exhausted as I have been!

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