Monday, December 4, 2017

Half Marathon Training: Week 7 Recap

Well I totally called it! Last week I said that week 6 was going to be tough.  I started work after my four month maternity leave and my body felt it. I only had one goal and I couldn't even deliver that! I ran only once and unfortunately I cut that run short by two miles. I seriously felt as if there was no more gas in the tank, just running on fumes. My mind and body were just not into it.  I truly felt defeated during my run...

I know I shouldn't be so hard on myself since I was still able to get 8 miles in (and at a semi-decent pace I may add). I guess I just had higher expectations for myself. After my run I had to keep reminding myself that everyone has those runs. I also needed to remind myself that I had just finished 3 -12 hour NIGHT shifts so my body was just exhausted. I was sleep deprived before going back to it's only going to get worse. It's crazy to think my body is slowly adapting to running on very little sleep.

Going back to work is definitely going to take some adjusting to. With only a few more weeks left in my training, I'm hopeful things will turn around for me. So for week 8 I am not planning on doing a long run because I don't have my husband's help with the baby (he's out of town for work) and because I am still trying figure out how to balance everything out. When I do get a chance to run I'm just going to work on speed work and endurance. I'll postpone my long run until week 9. Here's hoping week 8 goes better!

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