Good morning friends!! Here we are at Monday again.
It's been busy and hectic around here the past few days. Thursday, hubs had surgery to repair his torn meniscus. That went well but while we were at the hospital, Mother Nature blessed us with some lovely winter weather. It was sleeting heavily when we left the hospital. We stopped to fill his pain medication prescription and get him something to eat, which took about an hour. Then we started to make our way home. It was getting dark and the roads were slick at this point. I don't like to drive in those conditions, but knew I had to do it! I just kept reminding myself to breathe while I was white knuckling it!! It was dicey and slow going, but we eventually made it!! It took us 2.5 hours to drive 45 miles!
To keep my marathon training on track and because I didn't know what the weekend would be like, I knew that I would need to get a run in before the winter weather started, so I ran 5.5 miles in 1 hour Thursday morning.
Friday was business as usual. The roads were slick but passable so I went ahead and went to work. I got hubs up in the chair before I left for work and checked on him during the day. He seemed to be doing ok.
Saturday morning, I rounded up a bunch of crazy friends to meet me for our long run. It was 10 degrees/felt like 4 when we started. The Tulsa Riverparks authority had done a pretty decent job of clearing the Riverparks trail. There were still some icy/slick spots so we took it slow and had to walk some to be on the safe side. I was scheduled for 12 miles but couldn't stay warm despite multiple layers, so we ended up getting in 10 miles.
Yesterday, I was scheduled to do a "recovery run" for 45 minutes. It was snowing when I left the house. I ran on the highway again, which always makes me nervous but there wasn't too much traffic. I was glad for the convenience store down the road for a "pit stop"! I got 3.5 miles in 40 minutes and called it a day!
I'm looking at my training schedule for this week and I'm trying to figure out how to tweak it. I'm still not entirely sure that I'm liking this training plan as it is dramatically different that anything I'm used to. I like at least one rest day and this schedule doesn't include that. I'm going to have to talk to the coach about that. Here's what I have in mind:
Monday-strength training: shoulders/biceps/triceps w/ abs finisher
Tuesday-endurance run @ base pace for 4-5 miles
Wednesday-Fartlek run or negative split run for 4-5 miles
Thursday-endurance run @ base pace or 4-5miles (I'm a run leader for the Fleet Feet Sports holiday lights run)
Friday-strength training: chest/back
Saturday-not sure yet.....
Sunday-Hot Chocolate 15k
Ok, that's all for now....Monday out!!