This week’s marathon training recap covers two weeks for two reasons. For one, last Monday was the last day of July, which meant a Let’s Wine installment was due on the blog. Second, the past two weeks of marathon training have been lacking in, um, how should I say it? Oh yeah—marathon training. Between lots of work hours, lots going on at the home front, and lots of poor excuses, I managed only a few runs in the past two weeks. Looking back, Week 5 wasn’t horrible, though I didn’t hit all of my marks. Week 6 was nothing less than pathetic. So rather than give a blow-by-blow of what I didn’t get done, here is what I managed to do:
Monday, 7/24: 10.2 mile bike ride
Wednesday, 7/25: 7.1 mile run
Thursday, 7/26: 7.1 mile run (how’s that for consistency?)
Saturday, 7/28: 12.1 mile run
Monday, 7/31: 7.8 mile run plus a 1 mile evening stroll later in the day
I completely fell off of all training for the remainder of Week 6 but oh well…can’t win ‘em all (unless you’re at the casino with your mom)! I am still way ahead of the game compared to previous years, so at least there’s that!
The weather hasn’t helped much, that’s for sure! It’s been hot and humid much of these past few weeks, and though the temperatures have cooled off a bit, the humidity just won’t let up. There have been a few decent days here and there, but of course those were the days I just couldn’t get my butt out there.
So onward and upward! I’m hoping to log some better mileage in the coming weeks. I’m still way ahead of any training I’ve done in previous years, and I’ve always managed to finish, so at least there’s that! With my son’s wedding coming up in less than six weeks, I’ll have plenty to fill my calendar, and as always, I’ll do the best I can.
How has your summer running weather been? Any fall races coming up? What fun distractions have been keeping you away from your running this summer?