I cannot wait to wake up tomorrow at a time that does not begin with a 4 and not be in the office for 12 hours. The level that I have been functioning at on 4-5 hours of sleep has me impressed.
The good part is I have been so ridiculously busy between training and work that the week just flew on by.
The bad news is, I am beat down, mentally and physically but powering through. Also, feeling bloated because I have been feasting on carbs, and epic amounts, at night due to starvation during the day and not getting nearly enough food in for the crazy activity level I have had this week.
I gave myself an intervention yesterday though and made sure that stopped. I puff up like a balloon and retain water on carb overload and I wasn't feeling my greatest. Happy to say the balance is back and I hope it stays that way! There will be a serious meal prep this weekend. That is for sure.
I am pretty proud though in the midst of all this craziness I am probably about to hit one of my highest mileage weeks and things really seem to be coming together for the half next weekend.
Let's have a little breakdown of training so far this week:
- Monday - 6.18 miles - Easy pace - 9:24 recovery from the weekend
- Tuesday - 5 miles - Pace - 8:49 was going to go longer but I noticed some foot pain
- Wednesday - 10 miles - Tempo - Pace - 8:54 - as I reported this run was amazeballs
- Thursday - 4.5 miles (morning) - Pace 8:50, 6 miles (evening) Pace - 9:03
- Friday - 2 miles - Pace 9:02 - prior to lifting
I mean look at that, I am about 34 miles and still have long run tomorrow and a recovery Sunday. I'm pretty happy with how this shaped up thus far.
Also my paces - are getting a lot better. My comfortable pace is inching it's way down. I love seeing training pay off.
Things I am not so happy with...I am having foot pain. I am in the process of self diagnosing because that is obviously the way to go. And it seems like it could be tendinitis. It only just started so I am hoping that ice and stretching can help. If it stays at the level it is at now I should be fine for the half. Running doesn't hurt per say (and also my crazy threshold for pain sometimes can be my worst enemy because I tend to work through things until too late) it's the flexing motion that hurts.
Meh. That's all I can say about that.
So here is to making it through just one.more.day and sleeping in tomorrow. NO ALARM for this girl. And if I wake to the clock saying anything after 7 I will consider it a victory. And lounge around gloriously in bed. There will be no rushing out the door in the morning to run. It is supposed to be chilly still so I will be waiting until mid day regardless.
Happy Friday and for all of you racing this weekend, GOOD LUCK!!! Can't wait to hear all about it!