Oh hi, blog. I'm here, I swear. Every day I think of you and have an idea I'd like to write about and every day gets away from me. I'll try harder. I promise.
I went to Ohio State when it was on the quarter system. It was 10 weeks of roller coaster! I somehow started the first day off classes already behind; spent the remainder of time trying to catch up and doing as many assignments as I could; and finally then end of the quarter would come, only half of my assignments turned in, and somehow I'd still walk away with an A-/B+.
This is how I'm feeling about my training right now. Between momming, adulting, and general winter malaise I'm barely keeping my head above water. I do as many workouts as I can during the week, miss a few, make up a few, figure out how to combine some, and then the week ends. Here's what I ACTUALLY did last week.
Swimming - 5700 yards
I have been to masters once, maybe twice, in the last three weeks. I used to be a great morning person and now the morning gets my middle finger and a few choice words. Luckily, I have a lanemate who posts all her workouts to Facebook. So, I "borrow" them and do them on my own. I'll try again this week to make it back to masters. Seriously. I will.
Running - 24.9 miles
I started the week on the treadmill for a long run. I was NOT going to run outside in stupid degrees! My run was just to run steady, so I took a long warmup and then ran steady around a 9:00 pace. I did two more workouts on the treadmill this week including another easy 5 miler and a short run with some pickups in it. On Saturday I ran outside in the glorious weather, shorts and a t-shirt, for a great run. I was strolling in the low 8:00s in zone 2. I am getting in some serious shape!!!
This week I also turned over 350 miles on my shoes. Generally they still feel pretty good, but my back and legs are disagreeing with this general-ness. I'll be moving onto my next pair of Hoka Cliftons next week.
Strength - 0.25 hours
Yep, 15 freakin' minutes. This was a core workout sweat-a-thon. I really should do more of this.
This week was a rest week and I really took advantage of it. Next week, back to the grind.