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.
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.) 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.
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.
GZ is retarded, naps are not better than a party.
Just wait ’til you hit 40…
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.
Loved your Wednesday entry. I did the exact same thing last week. Glad I’m not the only one.