In case you missed it: Week 1 Recap
Let’s start this out with: so training this week went…differently.
My first few days were on par with the schedule, and then things just got wacky. The gym was closed Thursday, which screwed up my workout plans, and then Saturday I volunteered all day and underestimated how exhausting that would be, and Sunday when I supposed to go on a 30 mile bike ride, I volunteered, and decided to run a half marathon last minute…So much for staying on schedule.
I feel like this PhD Comic sums up the plans of every PhD student and how they play out…:
Anyway, here’s how it all went down…
Cycle 20 mi
Strength + Cardio
Run 6 miles
I was TIRED, but had a fairly good tempo run with 6 miles in 48 minutes flat. I was looking at this view, so it didn’t feel fast!
Strength + Cardio
My legs were BURNING after this day — cycling and then following that with hill sprints and lunges == sore butt for the rest of the week.
Spontaneous day off because there was an empty grenade on campus that closed down the gym — actually pretty scary, but at the time I didn’t know what the ‘suspicious package’ was, and I was kind of just pissed…
Run 4 miles (Track workout!)
I was still sore from Wednesday — like seriously sore.
Volunteered all day — was too tired to work out!
Volunteered all day
Ran Capitola Half Marathon! (And missed my PR by 22 seconds…)
All in all though my training wasn’t on par with what I had planned, I still got in a fair amount of work in, and I still feel like I am keeping my endurance up. Unfortunately my ‘off-schedule’ training has continued this week…as I took Monday and Tuesday as extra recovery days post volunteer-hectic weekend + post-race break. I also know that I need to start enforcing more of my cross training workouts rather than run workouts because I know I’m a strong runner, and I know I need to work on my cycling and swimming — But sometimes running just sound SO MUCH BETTER than the other two…
Here’s what is supposed to be on tap for this week…
Like I said…Monday and Tuesday already haven’t happened…there’s going to be some SERIOUS rearranging of this week’s workouts starting tomorrow.
What do you do when you get off a training schedule? How do you get back on track? Do you just skip workouts and keep going? Or do you try to make some/all of them up?