October 3rd to October 9th
Monday: First Day of TAing, so off day by the time we left.
Tuesday: 8 miles early with Carl.
Wednesday: 7.5 miles with Will plus core.
Thursday: 8 mile fartlek workout. 5 by minute hard, minute easy. 5 by 30 seconds hard, 30 seconds easy. Great early workout minus the person who stole my headlamp!!
Friday: 5 mile run at Mills plus a 3 mile course walk.
Saturday: 4 mile run around Franklin Park.
Sunday: 3 mile course walk while volunteering then 4.5 mile run and Body Pump in the evening.
Total Miles: 37
October 10th to October 16th
Monday: 6 mile run with 2 by 1.5 miles at tempo pace. Almost embarrassingly sore from changing my squat and lunge weight on Sunday.
Tuesday: 4 mile recovery run.
Wednesday: 4.5 mile run.
Thursday: 7.65 mile run after a long day.
Friday: Big zero. Too much going on between TAing and Homecoming. We won Best Homecoming Float, though!
Saturday: 8.5 mile workout on the Hardack Course. Progressive warmup then 8 by minute hard, minute easy. Coaching sprints after the workout felt harder than usual…
Sunday: 7.5 miles easy through Intervale with Carl.
Total Miles 38.2
Feeling a little bit like my life is currently held together by duct tape and post-it notes. I’m TAing Anatomy this month which is a huge amount of fun but also takes a ton of time between dissections, teaching and studying for the next day not to mention holding office hours. Almost as soon as it started last Monday (the 3rd), I realized any hopes of big mileage this month are just shot. Between TAing and coaching, there isn’t enough time for my own training and that’s something I’m working on being okay with. After all, next year is likely to be similar (if not worse). I’m working on being grateful for the runs I do get in and trying to let go of days when my runs are short or non-existent. I also need to work on accepting that my house is going to be dirty and my to-do list a little longer than normal. Maybe next week…
First years have an exam tomorrow which makes tomorrow a marathon day. Hoping to get up early and get at least 30 minutes in on the treadmill before heading in for the whole day. On Tuesday, I’m off so will do the workout with the team and hopefully set myself up for a reasonable remainder of the week.