Last Wednesday I decided to check out marathon training plans and I did my week countback to the Toronto Marathon, and when should I start my plan?
Turns out, I need to start it...Monday. Of last week. Whoops. Conveniently, Monday was a cross training day ( I played hockey) and Tuesday was a 3 mile run (I did the Resolution Run) so I sort of was on track even tho I didnt know it. But there I was on Wednesday with -25 temps outside, being faced with a 8 km run. This is NOT far. But I was feeling fragile ;) and I had a long day; and I did not run. At all.
My plan says I should have run 5 times last week. I got 4 done. I would blame the weather or our crazy schedules but it is what it is; I will vow to do better.
Breakdown of week 1:
Day 1 Cross Training; I played pick up hockey. It was a fast day :) New Year's Eve means we stayed up very late and enjoyed beverages.
Day 2 3 Miles; I did 6.25 km on snow covered trails; it was slow but beautiful ;) counts for extra right? Then I played hockey that night. New Year's Day!
Day 3 Back To Work Day :P 5 Miles: I did not do that. I did however play hockey, another fast day. Calling that good LOL. It was cold out.
Day 4 3 miles. I did 6 miles. LOL So off plan; whatever. 10 km on snowy road/trail, it was pleasant and COLD as hell. Good company. I was really tired from the start. I think we totally got snowed on. Oh yeah and then I played hockey. But I didnt plan to, and I only played goalie so it wasnt too hard.
Day 5 Friday was a weird day since Scott left early with Holly for a hockey tournament and I was not going. That was weird to me. I worked and picked up the kids and grabbed a coffee with a friend, then took the kids home and rushed out for a run before it got too dark. We didnt make it, it got very dark. But where we went had lights. 7.1 km run was a good stress reliever. After taking Annika to Basket Ball, I fell asleep on the couch. Tired.
So long run over, it was off to more hockey, and more hockey, and then a sad drive home after losing the championship game with 25 seconds left to play after questionable calls :( then a snowstorm and extended our drive to more than 3 hours :( but we were home safely and did prep for Monday/sleep :)
So week 1 is done for better or whatever ;) Im still extremely tired, not sure why. Kept thinking I would get sick, with the way Im feeling; but no sick yet. Just dead tired. That is going to make today's 5 km run a little hard. The temps this morning were -27 or so, but it will climb above freezing soon (its already -2) and if I can get a little free time I will be able to run. Picking up the kids from school soon tho...