Flying Pig Training Recap: Week 6 (4/3-4/9)
Not a great week for me (except Saturday). I lacked focus and drive all week long. 🙁
Focus this week:
I’ll admit it. I didn’t set any kind of intention or goal for this week. I like to set something to focus on because it keeps me from getting overwhelmed, but this week kind of started without me (is that even a thing?) so I just rode the wave and you can tell by the amount of running I actually did.
2 mile walk. I just wasn’t feeling it today. Not sure why the lack of motivation.
Strength day. Did some of my own stuff and then a video with Little E. I had planned on trying to run, but again, the day got away from me and I wasn’t feeling very motivated to make it happen.
Switchblade workout (basically tempo with a little variation) with Hannah. We almost got caught in a thunderstorm so we ended up running waaaaay faster than we were supposed to! But we got it done and had some good laughs. 🙂
Strength again. I’ve lost my motivation to run on the treadmill after last week’s Saturday run. I got on it for an easy run, but ended up stopping after a half mile. Not a great sign.
Rest day. Hannah and I are going to do the Indy Mini Series 10-Miler Saturday morning so I don’t feel bad about resting. Plus, we took Little E to the baseball game and that was a better use of my time at the end of a mentally frying week.
Indy Mini Series 10-Miler. What an amazing end to a crappy training week!! Hannah and I killed it during this race. We had a 10-miler on the schedule anyway so when I realized this race lined up perfectly we decided to just show up and register last-minute. I’m going to write a separate post on it, but suffice it to say the stars aligned and we ended up meeting every goal set for the day. So refreshing!
It was such a weird week for me. I certainly have days where I’m not motivated to run, but to have a whole week where I felt fine physically, but just mentally was unprepared every day…that’s not my normal. I’m hoping that Saturday’s run will help me turn it around for next week.
Focus next week:
Back on track with hydration and sleeeeeeep. I’ve noticed that when I’m dehydrated I start cramping early and often during any kind of workout. I was doing really well for a while, but I stopped carrying my water bottle everywhere and so I stopped drinking enough water. Silly, I know, but the truth. I’ve marked boxes in my calendar all week so I’m reminded to check off my 8 glasses of water each day. I also know that I’m not a nice person if I don’t sleep 8 hours at night and it might be one of the reasons I was so “off” all week.
Here’s what I’ve been up to so far in this cycle if you’re interested in reading more 🙂 :