I have gotten a little off-track with my training plan, but I’m hoping by tomorrow I can get back to normal. Curtis was away at the end of last week and over the weekend, so my schedule was a little helter skelter from that, not to mention my classes started on Wednesday, so I had to adjust to that as well. I intended to run fairly early on Friday, either in the morning or right after class, but it didn’t work out. I slept in and had forgotten a friend was coming over after class. After she left, I ended up reading for awhile and then falling asleep for a couple of hours. By the time I woke up, it was 5:00 PM! I decided to go to the gym and run on the treadmill. I did 5 miles then 4 pickups for a total of 5.95 miles with the walking and cooldown included. The pickups were done for 30 seconds each at 9 mph. I did not run on Saturday because again I fell asleep in the afternoon when I planned to run and by the time I woke up it was dark and since my gym closes early, I decided to forego it.
Today, I had a 10K course plotted out and brought along a cue sheet with me so I could do my practice 10K. Unfortunately, one of the turns did not seem to exist. I think what I had seen on the map appeared to be an intersection, but was not. I ended up just backtracking and picking some trail routes that I hadn’t run before and tried to make up the lost distance. Around the point I hit the dead-end, I also lost my cue sheet. I figured I’d just try to guess-timate 6.2 miles. I felt pretty good throughout the whole run, never got tired or winded so I think my pace was pretty good. I forgot to put on my watch though, so I have no idea what that pace was! Clearly, I was a very disorganized runner today. It turns out, the course I ran was 6.14 miles, so pretty close to the 10K I was aiming for!
Tomorrow I’m going to attempt to get my act together and run in the morning since it’s just a short recovery run.
I made myself one of Susan’s breakfast cookies for tomorrow to get back on track with my nutrition. I need to go grocery shopping, though, so I don’t have snacks or lunch packed yet. I’m still trying to figure out what to do about those for tomorrow.