Saturday, August 23, 2008

Slacking off

Not deliberately but many things have been conspiring against me over the past week and have resulted in a less than stellar week. When I'm following a 'plan' I can be pretty anal about trying to follow it right to the letter but sometimes reason does win over plain bullheadedness. So here's how it went down...

Aug 17 - Sunday
Training: 20 miles (8:25 pace) Home alone, felt like I was holding back. Followed by a 5 hr drive up north 7/10
Health: legs were a bit sore after on long drive to Bathurst but ice packs helped 7/10
Stretching: iced only

Aug 18 - Monday
Training: 0 miles (rest day)
Health: ok, feeling good, but stressful day 7/10
Stretching: nada!

Aug 19 - Tues
Training: 6.5 miles in the drizzle and felt like crap both physically and mentally; canned the 4 mile double (8:13 pace) 5/10
Health: no particular issues but... 6/10
Stretching: iced

Aug 20 - Weds
Training: 9.5 miles instead of planned 15 but too busy at work. Run went much better today but the hams tighted up at the end (8:18 pace) 7/10
Health: good but hams sore 7/10
Stretching: iced (keep forgetting to stretch at night)

Aug 21 - Thur
Training: 6 miles easy, nothing special about run (8:17 pace) 7/10
Health: good 7/10
Stretching: dip in pond and iced & stretched later

Aug 22 - Fri
Training: 8 miles instead of planned 13 (8:15 pace) after work on a very warm 30C day 7/10
Health: good 7/10
Stretching: nice dip in pond and iced later

Aug 23 - Sat
Training: 7 miles (8:47 pace) with 8x100 strides that were barely pickups 7/10
Health: good 6/10
Stretching: dip in pond and iced & stretched later

So... I managed 57 miles for the week despite cutting a couple of the runs short but the work and other stresses lately have just made me cut back a little. I don't think the break will hurt much in the long term but it's still not a way to build for PEI. I'm hoping/planning to turn things around in the next few weeks but you never know what kind of curves that life will throw your way.

That's it for now. Have a great week, I know that I will (one way or another) !!

4 comments:

Jamie said...

Still very decent. Hope you get redemption next week though. PEI will be PIE.

J. Garry Power said...

I know what you mean about following the "plan". Good thing I don't have a "plan" right now because I don't feel so bad not doing much last week. 57 miles is still a good solid week.

DawnB said...

Very good week just count this one as your cut back week

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