Things are a bit crazy

Life is a bit frantic

I’m having a very ADD week, despite most everything being normal.  Well, normal for living in two houses. 

Yes, we’re moving.  No, we don’t know when yet.  Yes, we have somethings at the new house.  No, the pool isn’t open for the summer.  Yes, we have a bed and furniture at each place.  No, this list will not go on forever.  Yes, I’m stopping it now.  No really. 

Trying to pin down just what I’m currently training for has been a bit like nailing jello to the wall.  At first, I was going to focus on 5Ks and trying to establish a PR after doing a real training plan for the distance.  However after missing a sub 2 hour half marathon by seconds in Knoxville, the Capital City Half became my focus.  My mid-week runs haven’t really changed, but I’ve gone from planning on 90 minute “long” runs, to actually double digit mileage planned out.

Also, the half is the same weekend of the SMARM 5K (my first ever race, and the one I try to repeat every year).  The following week is my nieces birthday AND first communion, so I’ll not be around for the flattest 5K this area has to offer.  The 3rd week’s 5K was cancelled, leaving us searching for another race.  Turns out, we’re just not going to 5K training right now.

Instead, my (our – Kelly & I created our own plan, speed work is different paces but the work itself is the same) goal is now the 8K distance.  My half marathon pace beat my 8K PR – given how speedy I’ve become in the recent past, so I’m really not sure what my goal is.  We’re racing the 8K distance 2 different times this summer, with the goal of setting a marker the first time out and working to improve it by the second race.

Without further adieu babbling, I give you my Summer Solstice 8K training plan week 0 & 1 review.

Sunday
planned – rest
actual – 35 minute walk/1.8 miles

Stroll around the municipal complex, killing time waiting to meet up with my family after church.

Monday
planned – 30 minute tempo run
actual – 30 minute walk

Slept at the cabin Sunday night, so I had to pack my bag Saturday night.  Forgot a sports bra, so I couldn’t complete this workout. 

Tuesday
planned – weights
actual – weights

Wednesday
planned – intervals
actual – intervals

9 X 200s – need to work on turnover.  Didn’t hit paces despite having plenty energy/breath, just couldn’t get my feet to move at a sub 7 m/m pace.

Thursday
planned – weights
actual –  weights

Started StrongLifts 5X5 plan A

Friday
planned – rest
actual – rest

Saturday
planned – 12-14 mile run
actual – 11 mile run

This was miserable.  I took lots of walk breaks and couldn’t wait to be done.

Sunday
planned – rest
actual – rest

Monday
planned – intervals
actual – 3.1 mile walk + intervals

6 X 400s done at the track after work.  Once again didn’t make paces.  Issue with heat acclimatization?

Tuesday
planned – weights
actual –  weights

StrongLifts 5X5 plan B

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