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Sunday – 4 miles
I was scheduled to run eight miles, but I also needed a bit of a cutback week, so on Sunday, I went ahead and did four instead. After two days at Legoland, I was tired, dehydrated and just not feeling it.
As expected, the run was pretty ugly, so I got over it pretty quickly.
We were thinking about going to the movies, but the boys wanted a lazy day, so we got burgers for lunch and then I made popcorn at home and rented Kung Fu Panda 3. It was nice to spend a chill afternoon together, and little man needed a break after Legoland, so he would be all ready for camp on Monday.
Monday – 12 miles cycling
Mr PugRunner and I did camp drop off with one of little man’s friends. We would be carpooling all week, but we wanted to be there for his first day.
Afterwards, Mr PugRunner headed into the office and I loaded up Francine the Bike to hunt down the rail trail for the second time. I had gotten some better directions, and this time, I was successful!
I was scheduled to pick up Mr PugRunner at noon, so I didn’t have tons of time. There was enough time for me to knock out 12 glorious miles on a beautiful, shaded trail. I loved every second of it – this will definitely become a regular route for me.
Tuesday – 4 miles
The new camp schedule means being up and out extra early, so I hustled through my four mile run as best I could.
It was rough, and even worse was that poor Molly had to go back to the vet. She had completely lost the toenail! Poor girl is going to be in this bandage for five to six weeks, and she is PISSED about it. It’s not going to be an easy time for her, but we are doing our best to keep her comfortable.
Wednesday – 14 miles cycling
Even though Mr PugRunner and I planned a lunch date, I had more than enough time to ride. On this day, I pushed through 14 miles and was actually disappointed that I didn’t have time for more.
We had a really nice lunch date, even though it was to have some heavy conversations. He has been busy at work, but it’s been nice that he’s been able to step back a little bit this summer and spend more time at home. Our family is grateful for that.
Thursday – 4 miles speed work
After a very stressful night, I forced myself awake for speed work: one mile warm up, 8x400s and one mile cool down.
I ran out of time for my cool down, so I completed it after I dropped off little man.
I had a late day at work (busy days make the time pass more quickly!) and I had to get on the road almost immediately to pick up the kids.
I was more than ready to call it a night.
Friday – 60 minutes body circuit
I was very glad to get back to body circuit. It just hasn’t been fitting into my schedule, unfortunately. This particular workout was pretty rough – but I just kept pushing and got through it.
I had thought about going for another bike ride, but we ended up needing to go shopping for a new area rug and a few gifts for some friends we were celebrating on the weekend, so I skipped it. Mr PugRunner and I got lunch together again.
Mr PugRunner cooked us a yummy Italian dinner and we enjoyed a nice glass of wine together. It had been a pretty long week and we were getting ready for a crazy fun weekend.
Saturday – 8 miles running
It was time to suck it up for the long run I had put off last week. I was pleased to find that I felt pretty strong through the first four or five miles, before the humidity started to get to me.
I also really needed this sunrise.
I was glad to have a nice shower and a nap, before we hit the town to celebrate our friend’s 40th birthday and another friends’ 10th anniversary. There was lots of food, plenty of drinks and tons of dancing. We had a very late, very great night, and it was fun to just kick back and enjoy our friends.
I would consider it a rather productive week, and I’m pleased with the direction of everything. This morning, I broached the topic of Space Coast with my running coaches this morning, and it looks like we are going to get back to training in late August. I am not sure if we are going to be looking at a goal adjustment due to the way things are going right now, but we will see what Stacey and Jen have to say about it.
I’m also looking for another race soon. I missed out on a few over the last couple of weekends due to overscheduling (and maybe even a bit of lack of motivation) but I think it’s time for something small again. I’ll keep you posted on that!
How was your week in training?
What do you do when over scheduling gets you down?