The running mileage this week, starting with Monday, was supposed to be: rest, 4, 6, 6 , rest, 18, 10. A plan is just a plan, though and it does not account for family life or your general well being!
The boys both had important wrestling tournaments this weekend, sectionals, and state qualifiers, and I will never put my running before being there for them. Family always comes first. So, I had planned to keep the first 3 runs as planned, but switch a long run from Sat to Friday since I had off. I figured Saturday I would rest, and then possibly get out for a run late Sunday afternoon depending on the tournament.
Well, last week was very draining for me physically. I did not get nearly enough sleep (only about 3-5.5 hours each night), but somehow powered through.
My Actual Mileage
Mon: lifted & core
Tues: 4 miles on xc course
Wed: 6 road miles with hills
Thurs: 3 on xc course, steep and hilly direction (no sleep and hills were catching up to me so I did not do 6)
Fri: slept in and felt amazing so did 12 HARD trail miles on Flat Rock Trail (2 miles up to an overlook with 1200 ft elevation gain, then back down and repeat 3 times). The rock is flat, the trail is NOT😂
Sat: After tournament, evening 5 mile cycle @ gym, lifted, 12 min on new surprise lateral trainer machine!
Sun: 10 hilly late afternoon trail miles
I hope you all rocked your runs this week! Remember, a plan is just a plan. It won’t make you or break you. It’s okay to listen to your body when you need more sleep, stretching, or cycling instead of running. In fact, your body will thank you!
And of course, it’s always a given to put family first! Hunter nade it to districts, so this coming week will also be rearranged and I’ll figure it out😀