Week 2 of training went about how I expected based off how the last 7 months of running has gone. For whatever reason it seems like I have one great week of training and then one not so great week, which really makes it hard to get to a place of consistency.
After running the Balboa Park 8 Miler on Saturday, I was exhausted and actually took a nap that morning before we went out to get food.
I took Sunday completely off as my coach had on the schedule. This isn’t my normal MO, I prefer to still do something like walk or hike but I didn’t do anything and I think that might have been part of my problem as the week started.
Monday my stomach was a little off and I just didn’t feel well so I didn’t eat a lot. I had just a bowl of rice for lunch and then was probably starving which didn’t help the situation. I did eat dinner and felt a little better after a nap. I did manage to get in my strength workout but didn’t bike.
Tuesday was a little better but I was not in the mood to run that afternoon. It was hot and I had a headache when we left the house but Sean & I went down to the harbor and it was a lot cooler and I ended up having a really nice run.
Wednesday, I again didn’t feel really well, I don’t what my deal was this week but I ended up taking my rest day because I felt so bad.
Thursday, I did my strength workout and we went on a nice hike.
Friday, I ran 5 miles on the treadmill and it was a little brutal, I don’t enjoy running on the treadmill these days, I’ve transitioned into different shoes and they are not treadmill shoes so that makes a difference. Plus I feel like my knee hurts everytime I use the tread so that doesn’t make me want to use it.
Saturday, we traveled up to the Bay Area to visit my sister and I didn’t have access to weights so I went for a short run with Sean.
Sunday, after a very very early flight home, I was super lazy and exhausted so I skipped my long run.
If you are curious, here is what I was supposed to do:
Day 1: Strength + 20-30 min ride
What I did: Strength Only
Day 2: 6 easy miles + stretching
What I did: 6 miles & I stretched
Day 3: Strength + walk/hike/easy bike
what I did: rest day and moved this to Day 4
Day 4: 5-7 miles easy + stretching
what I did: Day 3 workout + 4 mile hike
Day 5: Strength + 20-30 min ride
what I did: 5 miles + stretching (day 4 workout)
Day 6: 9 miles easy + stretching
what I did: 4 miles easy & stretching
Day 7: Rest day
what I did: took a second rest day.
So overall, week 2 was kind of a toss up, I did 2/3s of my work-outs, but it happens and we just move on. Onward to week 3!