This week was a struggle fest for the last half of the week. Between ragweed allergies, job stuff and very tired legs – I had to make a call on Saturday to switch up weeks 7 and 8, therefore making Week 7 a recovery week (week 8 was scheduled for recovery/race week). The 20K run just didn’t happen even though there was two attempts to run it. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to run 20K – just life got in the way! I will detail more below:
NYC Marathon Training – Week 7
Monday – off
On Monday/Tuesday we were at Mont Tremblant so it was hard to run – walked a bunch instead!
Tuesday – off
Wednesday – 8K Tempo in 54:00
I went on an 8K tempo run on Wednesday. 2K warm up, then 4K of tempo and then 2K cooldown. Fairly easy run.
Thursday – 5K in 30:00
I went for my 5K right away the interview so that I would stay away from my phone and not stress out for thirty minutes. It was a nice run! Nothing too extraordinary.
This was originally my 20K day, but because I found out about the new school late Thursday, I had to go into work on Friday to get a few things squared away. I also promised my daycare lady that I would pick up Max at noon. So that plan when out the window super fast. By the time I dropped off Max and went to the school – it was 11am. No running happened.
Saturday – 10K in 1:10
This run was supposed to be my re-scheduled 10K. I was originally set to wake up at 6am and go out running so that I could be back early to take Max to the museum. But, I heard the alarm and said no – so I slept til 7am. Then, by the time I woke up, changed, ate something and did the necessary bathroom things – it was 8am. I did step out to run the full 20K and was having a great run. I run my long runs in two parts, allowing for a bathroom and nutrition break halfway. When I came home after finishing the 10K, it was all crazy at home and Max was yelling about dinosaurs, so I decided to throw in the towel and go to the museum instead. I really need to learn how to get up early! Especially for those 26+km runs coming up!
Sunday – off
Total KM – 23KM
Although I ran three decent runs – it was a bit of a ‘meh’ week. It is really hard to get those long runs done when Max is home. As I write this, I am in my running gear sitting with Max because I attempted another 20K run and came home after 5K as I had to use “the facilities”. The plan was to head back out, but Max was up and having none of that. When I attempted to leave he screamed and yelled and clung on to my leg. So – another attempt at 20K ends in disaster. I strongly prefer running my long runs when Max is at daycare. It is much harder to run my long runs now because of going back to work and that the disasters now require 2+ hours of running time. Running really early is of course an option, but I don’t run when it is dark out and I would say that most of the time, the situation that happened this morning will happen. Feeling pretty frustrated this morning. I do have a chance I think on Thursday to get a decent long run in. But, I’m also considering heading back out with Max in the chariot for some sort of run. Trying to train for a marathon with a child is no joke!
Hopefully this week goes better!
Have a great holiday Monday!!!