Week 3 is officially done, only 15 more weeks to go until Space Coast Marathon! This week was a bit of a challenge because I had a bad sinus headache last Sunday night into Monday morning and I just could not go out and run the 3 miles on plan. I took the day as a rest day, and thankfully my headache went away and I was good to go Tuesday morning. But, I was off all week just from changing the days around and I felt like by the end of the week, I was rushing to get my last weekday run in.
Friday morning we woke up to lightning so we skipped our run. It stormed most of the day, but stopped when we got home from work so we got our 3 miles in. I really don’t like running in the evening, by that point I am just DONE. But the thought of missing a run drove me nuts. Ironically, it ended up being my best time for a 3 mile run in awhile. I think I was just subconsciously running faster to be done with it.
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – 3.18 miles
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday –5.02 miles
Friday – 3.15 miles
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 6.38 miles
Total for Week 2: 17.73 miles
The two 3 mile runs we did around the neighborhood and the 5 mile run on Thursday we headed out to Memorial Causeway to do an out and back. I thought I had 6 miles to do and we got up extra early for that – 4 am early – and then I realized I only had 5. This morning’s Sunday Runday took place on the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail. We started on the Tampa end and ran 3+ miles out to the new pedestrian trail, turned around at the top, and headed back. It was a pretty view and we saw an amazing sunrise.
Once again, I had company this morning for my run. Hubby, always by my side, as well as Caitlyn and Corinna. It you are training for a race, especially a longer distance one, I highly recommend running with friends. It makes such a difference and makes the miles fly by.
Week 4 means in an increase in mileage again… I have 3 miles, a 6 mile pace run, 3 miles, and then 11 miles on Sunday. I have to get PiYo back into the mix this week too, I didn’t do it at all this week and I can feel it.
How do you handle unplanned rest day? Do you skip the run totally or redo your schedule to fit it in?
I also have to mention that my friend Angelina tackled her 20 mile training run this morning for her upcoming marathon in October. It’s the farthest she’s ever run and she texted me afterwards to let me know she was done. I am so incredibly proud of her, she inspires me with her training. Following behind her in my own training and seeing her tackle these long crazy miles reminds me that I can do it. Take a minute to visit her blog and read about her training and cheer her on!