I have to be honest, the last few weeks have been strange for me. I’ve been resting more than anything else and have 2 weeks in the back of my mind as a sensible amount of time to rest after walking 96 miles in 3 days over 33 hrs. Sore feet a plenty. Only one blister which is almost healed, but rest is good and I’ve been taking advantage of it.
I still have it in my head that I want to run and that I should be out running (adventures for those who can’t ) but I also know I’ve been on leave from work in the end of this last week, so it’s been good to spend some time out with Fit Girl getting ready for moving house on the 1st June.
The way I see it is that everyone can juggle a certain amount of balls, work, exercise, play, family, blogging and other things… and when another ball comes into the mix (… Moving house, illness, extra hours at work, family illness or whatever), you sometimes have to put another ball down.
Right now I’m putting down my training (and work to some extent) ball(s), to make way to move house and get ready to let the flat out. It seems sensible so I don’t overdo things and so that I put priority on the right things at this time: moving house with as little stress as possible.
Anyway, here’s how my training has looked, and will look:
Mon 6th: 36 mile walk! (96M in 3 days)
Tue 7th: Travel & Recovery, KRC 5M run
Wed 8th: Rest (off work)
Thu 9th: Rest
Fri 10th: Rest & Fast
Sat 11th: Rest
Sun 12th: Women’s 10k & Swim Teaching
Mon 13th: Rest & Fast
Tue 14th: 4.3M Run & 9.5M KRC
Wed 15th: Rest (& Zoo & Chinese meal) (leave)
Thu 16th: Rest & Shopping (leave)
Fri 17th: Rest & Fast (leave)
Sat 18th: 10M – 16M run
Sun 19th: KRC & Swim Teaching
Plenty of rest, a couple of runs and a couple of fasts.
I must admit when I’m on leave, structure and training tends to go out of the window a bit, but I’m ok with that as I know once we’re settled in the new house there will be plenty of time to train. I aim to get right into strength training and running from June onwards. …and I’m even hoping to get some big barbell weights to use at home!
I have the Mull of Kintyre half marathon on Sunday 26th, so I need to get ready for that. I didn’t know whether I’d get the day off swim teaching or not, so I didn’t focus on it or train for it much.
But on Tuesday morning when I was out running, I closed my eyes momentarily, and felt like I could be running in my sleep, so I’m sure the half will be fine. I aim to run with friends and have a laugh rather than race it.
Here’s what I’m aiming to do next week (a full week at work too):
(At work full week)
Mon 20th: Swim
Tue 21st: Run & KRC
Wed 22nd: Swim
Thu 23rd: Run PT: 3 min speed work
Fri 24th: Rest (on holiday to move!!)
Sat 25th: Rest & Travel
Sun 26th: Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon
The next week will be spent moving into the new house and getting the flat ready for the start of June.
Mon 27th: Rest & Travel (& fast)
Tue 28th: Run & KRC (and pack!)
Wed 29th: Swim (and pack!)
Thu 30th: Run (and pack!)
Fri 31st: Keys!!!
Sat 1st: Move & Ikea
Sun 2nd: KRC & Swim Teaching
Strength work will resume week commencing the 3rd June I think. Fingers crossed. I like structure, I like training plans and I’ve been missing it, so it’ll be good to get into a routine again.
Mon 3rd: Upper strength (off work)
Tue 4th: Hard Run & KRC (off work)
Wed 5th: Lower strength
Thu 6th: Rest / Travel with work
Fri 7th: Swim (off work)
Sat 8th: Rest
Sun 9th: KRC & Swim Teaching
Enjoying this enforced rest just now though. 10-16 mile run planned for tomorrow morning, and moving a sofa and chair tomorrow affernoon, then Kaizen Run Club on Sunday morning.
I’m fasting from today at 2pm until around lunch time tomorrow too. I’ll not run on empty to do 10-16 miles tomorrow though, I’ll fuel with something before I go out – maybe eggs to give me wings.
Best get on with some packing too I think!