I’m totally blaming my mom brain here, but somehow, even after triple and quadruple checking, I’ve realized that I am an entire week AHEAD of where I should be in my training program. The cruddy part about it is that now I have another week to plan a long run that I hadn’t anticipated, so that kinda sucks. But, such is life.

Monday – 6 mile run at 8:03/mile. I was running on sore legs, so I did some easier speed work. One mile warm up, 3 miles with the goal to be under 8:00/mile (7:55, 7:50, 7:50) and a 2 mile cool down.

Tuesday – rest day

Wednesday – 45 minutes of yoga. Wednesday yoga’s tend to suck a little because I have to get up at 6am to do it, and I find its more difficult than I thought to stretch when I am so stiff. Sounds weird, I know, but its really easier for me when I’ve had some time to move around a little.

Thursday – 8 miles on the dreadmill at 8:33/mile, or, as I amusingly read on a random post earlier this week, Satan’s sidewalk. Both twins had a cough all week and Abby threw up Wednesday afternoon. She was completely fine after that but daycare requires 24 hours vomit free before returning so I kept them home with me and ran during nap. I had to take a break every 2 miles so I wouldn’t lose my mind. Gilmore Girls on Netflix helped too.

Friday – rest day

Saturday – Bryan is back to teaching Saturdays now that the holidays are over so I did an Inversion Sequence yoga video and took the twins for a 1.5 mile walk.

Sunday – 12 miles @8:27/mile. I ran with a group. Well, kinda. 4 of them ran about 10-15 seconds per mile faster than myself and my neighbor, who told ourselves we were shooting for 8:45/mile. Clearly that didn’t happen. It was a nice run though and after those couple long runs while sick/while recovering from being sick it was nice to have one that didn’t totally kick my butt.

Total Miles: 26

It was after I got home and reviewed my plan that I realized I’m an entire week ahead of schedule. So, my 20 mile run is actually in two weeks and not next week like I thought. This leaves next week a totally blank slate, so I thought I’d shoot for 16. I would have gone back out and just done 4 more miles today but I pushed the pace thinking I only had to do 12 and as a result am, well, tired.

Running friends out there, if you were in my situation, what would you run next week?

So, for real this time, 5 weeks to go.  #marathontrainingfail

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