Wow. As I enter this fifth week of training I realize that I have one whole month of training behind me, which means that I am one month closer to the Marathon. As part of the journey I am blogging about the training to keep me accountable and focused. This is what week 5 looked like:
Monday – Planned 9k easy
This didn’t happen exactly as planned. Snowstorm moved in quickly and the streets were getting slick so I turned around at 2.75 km and carefully retraced my steps.
Tuesday-Planned 10k easy / core strength
I settled for 8k. The road conditions are horrid! Core strength happened as planned.
Wednesday – Planned Circuit Workout
This did not happen at all. I am learning a painful lesson about fueling. The thing about training is.. you have to be consistent with smart fuel choices. This was a “meh” kind of day. I dragged my sorry ass around the block to keep run streak intact.
Thursday- 6k / Balance Workout
Today’s weather looks like a Snow Globe. It was a really tough 6k but we got ‘er done. I have been doing the balancing exercises randomly when I get a few minutes.
Friday – Rest
Thank goodness it is Rest Day. It is freaking cold out there, and the roads are slippery. But, yeah I ran 4k in -36C weather, just because….
Saturday – Cross Training
Who has time to cross train? ?
Sunday – 7k easy
I overachieved…. 7.5 km easy peasy.
Summary : In spite of the weather I am getting out there every day, but twice I have cut my run short. I have a feeling that I am going to be spending a lot of time on the treadmill this winter. As always the cross training is the first thing to suffer when I don’t manage my time efficiently. This has been a horrible week for smart fueling and I am paying the price. My body ain’t happy and it ain’t cooperating. It is time to get back on track.