This is going to be short. Maybe.
Monday was part of the prior week’s training cycle.
Tuesday: Skipped my workout because I failed at picking the best route to get there and by the time I realized that, I would have arrived probably 10-15 minutes late, so I just waited for the bus that would take me home.
Wednesday: Rest. (Because I got a haircut after work and I suck at getting up early enough to workout.)
Thursday: Sweatworking Week kickoff at LondonHouse. 21-floor stair climb followed by a 3-part body weight workout.
Friday: 2.5 miles on the treadmill before work because that’s all I had time for once I pried myself out of bed.
Saturday: Rest. Felt gross.
Sunday: 9 miles broken up into 3.6 and 5.4 miles. Why? Because 1) as I was heading out the door I got a text and needed to be back home 40 minutes later, which was mildly annoying until 2) it started sleeting on me. I used the stop at home as an opportunity to throw my running clothes (that I was wearing) into the dryer and wait for the sleet to stop and then head back out to finish my run.
Total miles: 11.5
Total time: 3 hours, 10 minutes
Pretty inspiring, eh?
Sweatworking Week Kickoff
This photo was taken from inside, also, this is not my view
but the view from an Emergency Exit in my building.
Sunday during the sleet.
I didn’t actually run in a parking garage
but went up there for the photo opp.
I have zero expectations for this race. I thought about dropping down to the 5K but don’t want to pay the $15 fee. So, I’m going to attempt the half marathon but give myself the option to drop out of it if I need to (due to pain and/or other knee issues and/or if I get too cold) or at the very least, take as many walk breaks as I need (more likely, and I plan to wear a lot of layers because of this, and also bring snacks). I have no time goals but would really like to at least beat my personal worst.
Remember when I used to actually try to PR at races? LOL. Those days were fun.
In the meantime, this week (Jan 8-13) is Sweatworking Week, which is always a good time! I’m signed up for 6 workouts, and my goal is always to attend all of the workouts I sign up for. (I have yet to achieve that goal, I’m always so ambitious! Even with the 6am workouts! When will I learn?)
Also in the meantime, tell me about your experiences doing races undertrained. I was definitely undertrained for my first half, and also my last half but took so many walk breaks due to knee pain (later diagnosed as runners knee) that I didn’t have time to feel undertrained.