2013 Training Log – Week 46

Flying high last week, straight into a nose dive.  This week was tough, mostly due to work.  I was tired coming into it, and then got pushed over the edge.

I sort of have a training philosophy that you should really crank when the opportunity is there, because something will inevitably derail the plans at some point.  I flipped this around and made this more of a true rest week instead of unnecessarily fighting to pull off a mediocre one.  Now I’m ready to get back at it.


Monday – 55 bike

Had the day off and took off for a big ride after getting some chores done.  It was slightly cold and very windy, so by the time I got back 3.5 hours later I was pretty worked.


Tuesday – 5.1 run

Got called for work yesterday afternoon and ended up going until 2:00 AM.  Then up at 5:00.  Super tired for this one.  Ended up turning back early.


Wednesday – 0

Went through the motions of starting to get ready for a run.  Wasted time checking my phone, then just sat there for like 20 minutes.  Totally tired and no desire to run at all.  It was a beautiful warm day, but I didn’t have it in me.


Thursday – 9.4 run

A little better today.  Struggled at times through this one, but got it done and was better for it.  Ended up working until midnight.

I stopped for a little break in the sunshine.

Forget running, I need a siesta. #tired


Friday – 7.7 run

Slightly uncomfortable tempo.


Saturday – 0

Had a window I could have used to run in the afternoon.  I took a 3.5 hour nap instead!  And I hate taking naps.


Sunday – 0

Figured I might as well skip today, too.  Make the most out of the rest week rather than watering it down by trying to get some sort of run in.


Total – 22 run, 55 bike, 6:52

Posted on November 17, 2013, in photography, run, training. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Hey

    1.) as the photo novice,a longer exposure on that shoe shot or a higher ISO? (sorry, just starting to play)
    2.) love the 3.5 hour nap. I hate taking them too. Until I do. Holy crap then they are awesome. Like a party only better.
    3.) watching a beautiful day slip. More times than I can count or recall.

    Have a good week.

    • Hey, GZ.
      That shot was just a phone grab with an Instagram filter. I used to hate Instagram, but have been having a little bit of fun with it lately. Your idea of a longer exposure or higher ISO would accomplish a similar effect.

      Holy crap that nap owned me. It was nice, but waking up when it’s dark kind of sucked.

      That day was so strange. I knew I was fried as getting a run in is the part of the day I look forward to, and this was just a non-starter. Time for rest.

  2. GZ is retarded, naps are not better than a party.

  3. Loved your entry for Wednesday. I had the same experience last week. I just sat there and didn’t do anything!

    • Eric, it was so strange. I was trying to pump myself up for it, beautiful day, etc. I even had a rare window of time. Just way too tired! Sometimes I do better when I have to fight for it a little.

  4. Loved your Wednesday entry. I did the exact same thing last week. Glad I’m not the only one.

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