Marathon Training Week 6

This was not a stellar week by any means. Work, birthdays, husband’s work schedule and weather are not to blame, but all played a part in the outcome of this week in marathon training. I have maintained from day 1 of marathon training that my goal is not to be perfect, but to be flexible. Life happens. I will cross that finish line on January 8, 2012. I started my training early so that I could allow for interruptions and scheduling conflicts along the way. Here is the week in a nutshell:

Date

Scheduled Run

Actual Workout

Sunday, 8/23/11 Rest Day
Monday, 8/22/11 3 miles I ran about 1.3 miles at the college track while Carlos rode his bike then later I ran about 2 miles around. It was a chopped up 3 miles but the best I could do.
Tuesday, 8/23/11 5 miles 5 miles
Wednesday, 8/24/11 3 miles Really was not feeling the run. Did 30 minutes on the arc trainer followed by lower body strength training.
Thursday, 8/25/11 Rest Day 3 miles at the college
Friday, 8/26/11 6 miles Walked a slow mile around the pond at the college with Carlos.
Saturday, 8/27/11 12 miles 8.22 miles around home before torrential downpour began and forced me to call it a day. Hello Hurricane Irene!

I fell 9.5 miles short of my intended mileage. I’m not the least bit worried or upset about this. I truly did the best that I could. I have a plan to make up for my shortcomings. My long run for this upcoming Saturday calls for 9 miles. Well since I did almost 9 miles this week I will trade the long runs for these two weeks. I will do a 12 mile long run this Saturday. Carlos starts school this week so I will use Wednesday and Friday to make up some of the mileage I missed last week. I will also try to incorporate a double workout tomorrow which will consist of a morning run after work and a strength training session in the evening.

I’m happy with my progress so far. I am excited about the week to come. The weather looks great. I am ready to run!

“Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.”Paul Kagame

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