The week that was ...

I have been wanting to get back to my weekly recap posts for a while.  Maybe it has been laziness ( most probably ) or lack of time to sit ( possibly ) or even lack of writing urge ( possibly ) ... I've only managed a post here or there. 

I even think to myself sometimes that there is no one out there who is really interested in what I'm doing so why in God's name would you want to read about it here! Well, other than the spam bots who are driving my crazy at the moment with their comments.
Now that I've got that off my chest .. It's not that I haven't been keeping up my usual exercise throughout the week, I still exercise almost every day.  If you do read my irregular posts you will know that I have started training again for a half marathon or two this year.  

Please don't ask me why or even if I want to because there are days when I wonder these things to myself.  It's mostly when I've just woken up and am still lying in my warm bed and it's rather cold and dark outside.  Let's just say that the thought of a 10km run is not entirely appealing!

In saying that, here's what I've been up to this week ...

This is my "easy" run day after my long run on Saturday.  So I don't think it's easy but I usually manage to get myself into a bit of a rhythm and run about 6km.  I do feel better once I've finished, even if I can't feel my fingers .. here is why.

 I did manage to do a sort of strength session this week.  Nothing too dramatic as I don't want to be too sore to run the rest of the week .. is that really an excuse or am I being a princess? Wait, don't answer ... 
 It was freezing again this morning but I headed off for a short 3km run.  Plan was for another 3km in the afternoon ... it was pouring rain, no running.
My willpower did not win this battle so I didn't get out of bed to run in the morning.  I did however take the kids in the afternoon and did our short 3km.  It will leave me 3km short for my overall distances this week but I'll be OK and let myself soak up the extra rest!
Today, no running, complete rest day while is psyche myself up to head out for my long run tomorrow morning.

Ultimately so far my week has gone to training plan and other than feeling rather exhausted this week, I think I'm still on track with my training.

How is your training going this week?  
Were you loving it or were you going through the motions? 
Are you training for a specific event?   


Kek said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It must be the week for it - I did a "training recap" post today too. :)

I sympathise on the cold weather and dark mornings - they don't inspire one to get up and get moving, do they? Since I'm not doing a lot of running, it's not a huge issue for me - there's always the gym or my spin bike or weights equipment at home. I do look forward to fine weekends though, when I can get out on my real bike and enjoy the outdoors.

Vicki said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Kek I must say I really struggle with the dark mornings. Love getting out in the fresh air too .. enjoy the weekend x

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi is my week so far..Monday 4km run ..Wednesday 4km run..Thursday 6km PT session..weekend don't know..plan it on the day,,just trying to work up to a fastish %km for the Doomben 5km next Sunday..I love to read what you been up to,,keeps me motivated :)


Jodie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My week has been fantastic.
Monday 6klm walk/run
Tuesday your indoor strength training
wednesday 5klm walk/run
Thursday at home sweaty mess
Friday rest
Up early for a run down the beach in the morning while the kiddies and hubby sleep. Hoping its not too chilly!! oh and I'm not a spam bot and i enjoy your posts:)x