Not the best week five, I'll grant you. I plead a sinus cold, insomnia, exhaustion, and the mountain being on fire.
The Plan: 3 miles + strides, or XT.
What I did: XT, focusing on deadlifts and planks.
The Plan: Five miles.
What I did: Five miles.
The Plan: XT, or rest.
What I did: Strength training, and reviewed my shoes.
And here the wheels fall off the wagon:
The Plan: 3-5 miles.
What I did: Took a nap, followed by a nap, followed by Tylenol and Sudafed.
The Plan: 3 miles or XT.
What I did: Ran my favorite trail for 3.8 miles with +/-440 elev.
Friday night: Did not sleep.
The Plan: Long run of eight miles.
What I did: Took a nap. Elected to move long run to Sunday morning.
The Plan: Rest
My modified plan: Long run of eight miles.
What I did: Watched the mountain catch on fire; made pot de creme.
Of a planned 21 miles, I managed 9. Ouch.
I'm still too drained to run, so I suspect the missed long run will turn out to be a blessing in disguise. I can complete eight miles easily, and next week moves up only to nine, so this shouldn't set me back too much as long as I get out there tomorrow and get back on track.
My goal this week is to figure out nutrition and sleep. I don't track calories, because it tends to make me nuts, and I usually don't have to worry about sleep. But I've been so worn down lately that I think I need to get both into gear if I am to keep up with the early morning workouts.