Weekly Wrap

Once again, I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap!

WeeklyWrap

Maui Half-Marathon Training, week 5

It seems I can barely remember what I did 5 minutes ago, let alone last week!  Let’s see if I can give this a go…

Tuesday:  3 miles on the treadmill.  I really dislike the treadmill, but it keeps me moving at a steady pace, so I guess I should just suck it up, go with it, and quit complaining.  The Pacific Northwest is in the midst of a huge weather system that just won’t let up, so it’s either stay dry on the treadmill or get drenched on the trail.  Just for today, I chose the treadmill.

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Winter is right around the corner…

Wednesday:  I took a rest day today, hoping for better weather on Thursday.  The rain just keeps coming and coming and coming…

Thursday:  More rain, more treadmill.  Only this time, the iFit program on our treadmill decided to do an update and really screwed up my workout.  I couldn’t get the speed adjusted properly, the fan wouldn’t come on, it kept stalling.  Out of frustration, I only did just over 2 miles.  Not looking very promising for being a successful running week…

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On the bright side of things, I did receive a package in the mail today from Brooks Running!  It seems they got word of me having to retire my shoes (A Proper Send-Off), the CEO apparently read my blog post, and they sent me a little acknowledgement for being a Brooks fan!  A swag bag!!  The thought was hugely appreciated!

Friday:  More rain, no hill torture, no outside running.  Tragedy in Paris, OMH, God bless them all.  So I chose happy hour over any kind of workout.  The rain has never bothered me before, but for some reason, right now it’s affecting me.  I seem to have less energy than normal.  We had a great happy hour though!  We got to have a drink and play a couple of board games, of which I lost both games, but we also had a fabulous dinner and dessert.  I think I’ll be the one choosing the game we play next week…

Sunday:  As I’d had such a set back during the week, I cut my mileage way down for my long run.  I was supposed to go out for 12 miles, but I decided to go on the trail for a nice 10K instead.  The rain let up at about 10 a.m., so I made a mad dash for it.  I came back home and did another 2 miles on the treadmill, aiming for a steady pace.  I always inadvertently slow down the higher my mileage goes, so I’m trying to get stronger during the last part of my long runs.  I figure if I can maintain on a treadmill for about 2 miles at a steady pace when I’m fatigued, maybe it’ll help me.  It certainly can’t hurt.

Coming up:  As I look at my calendar and countdown clocks, I see that I have two Turkey Trots coming up in the next week or so… the first one this Saturday, and the next on Thanksgiving Day.  And as of today, it’s only 61 days until Maui.  Dear, oh dear… looks like I’m going to be Nuun-ing it for the next 2 months.  And for my non-running friends, that just means caffeine is about to become my best friend…

Have a wonderful week!

30 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap

  1. 50in50marathonquest

    One of those write off type weeks, I struggled too with motivation but you still got in some decent workouts and happy hour was a blast! Better just suck it up and accept the rainy season, but bring on race week at the weekend!

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  2. aidyl93

    That is so cool Brooks Running sent you a package and the CEO read your blog post!! How amazing is that!! You’re famous basically. 😀 As long as you’re trying and doing your best, don’t worry about not always getting the miles in and whatnot! You’re still doing great. 🙂 Good luck this coming Saturday! Only 61 days?! That’s crazy! But super exciting, and having caffeine as a best friend isn’t the worst that could happen. 😉

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Yes, thank you Lydia! It was pretty cool about Brooks! And yes, thank you for the support about my running, or lack thereof, haha. Having just gone from sunny and warm to cold, rainy and dark, that’s a hard adjustment. Oh listen to me… excuses, excuses. For shame, lol. I didn’t run last winter so it wasn’t an issue, so I think that’s what I’m fighting. I’m a rebel, don’t forget! I fight against any kind of normality, hehe. 😀

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      1. aidyl93

        Haha, being a rebel isn’t a bad thing! 🙂 It would be really hard to run when it’s so miserable outside. I have a hard time getting myself to go exercise in the warm sunshine yet alone the cold pouring rain!! So any type of running you do in that weather is impressive to me. 🙂

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  3. HoHo Runs

    Don’t feel bad, the rain would have affect me tremendously! I need the sun to generate my energy. I’ve heard others talk about iFit. Do you normally like it? If I had something like that, I probably wouldn’t have given my treadmill away. But I did. 😦 That was very nice of the people at Brooks! I wish Mizuno would read my blog. Ha Ha. Good luck as you continue to train for Maui. Maybe the weather will cooperate this week. I appreciate you linking with us again!

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  4. artisticsharon

    I struggle to run in the rain, especially if temps are below 70! As much as I dislike treadmill running it truly is better than nothing so you’re doing great! So cool of Brooks to acknowledge your post 😀 Keep running, I’ll be watching and drawing inspiration!!

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  5. Rebecca Royy

    Hey…I sometimes do the split workout thing too. Part treadmill part outside. Don’t like the treadmill that much either…but sometimes breaking up a long run With TV or friends time in the workout room in our neighborhood helps

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    1. neveradullbling Post author

      Thank you Lynn! No, power didn’t stay on, it’s been miserable! I’m about to write about it! No power for 18 hours, no school today, no work today, ugh. A scary night. All I could do was hope and pray the 100 foot tree outside my house didn’t fall on us (it didn’t, lol).

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