NYCM Training Week 80 (80 miles)

I could say a lot about this week but I want to separate it into another post.  Long story short, my motivation is still not here.  Which makes absolutely no sense because it is one of my higher milage weeks in a while.   Every run I sat there and debated whether I wanted to run or cross train or neither.

Monday: Strength class
Tuesday: Easy 13.15 (untimed)
Wedneday: 12.55 (untimed) and p90x ab ripper
Thursday: 16.2 long run (untimed)
Friday: 10.2 treadmill (8:50 pace)
Saturday: 1 mile track race (5:36)
15.4 total miles for the day
Sunday: 10-13 with a good friend of mine Theresa.
Total: 80


Training thoughts:

Let’s see here my training has been a hot mess the last few weeks and at least I can admit that.  I haven’t been motivated to do much speed (or really haven’t been all that motivated).   Part of the reason I think is that I have gone somewhere the end of all summers.

Gone back to grade school.

Gone to college.

Gone to my internship.

This particular summer seems to drag on for ions and I desperately need a change.  Well how did this relate to my training?  I feel stale…unmotivated.  Why am I even doing this?  Will I run all these miles and then get an unforeseen injury not relating to running? (thanks cyst last year). Well I’m not a fortune teller or psychic so I have absolutely no idea.  I’m just hoping to stay injury free.  The marathon is close but not too close.

So thoughts about this week?  I nixed all my speed work apart from the 1 mile track race and just ran untimed miles to try and defunk myself.  On Friday I sat debating if I wanted to run in the morning.  I opted not too and planned to cross train in the gym after work.  I don’t know why the spirit moved me to run but after getting to the gym I decided I would run and watch trashy TV.  It almost felt like wintertime again where that was basically my life.  (how I survived that I don’t know). To tell you I had really not planned to run, all I had in my bag were basketball mesh shorts and I can’t remember the last time I ran in those.

After running 10 miles in the afternoon on Friday, I didn’t exactly have high hopes for the mile on Saturday morning.  5:36 is a good time, but I almost always do something similar in the first mile of my 5ks and to tell you the truth I felt like I could keep going.  It was decently windy and drizziling.

And now today I’m off to run with a good friend of mine, Theresa, before work.

All of that aside, I’m not complaining about this week I just know it was a mental struggle for me to get my miles in.  I’m craving a change…but I’m moving in 3 weeks so that isn’t hard to find.

Thoughts for next week?

Every week I write thoughts for next week and every week I don’t really follow any of my plans. I am running an 8k which I’m pretty excited for but other than that I’m just going to get the miles in again.

Questions for you:

Training for a marathon did do speed work?

What is your favorite trashy tv show?