Maybe every two weeks is a better consistency for recapping my training- it seems like lately I’m not getting the training I want in during the weeks! I’m really trying to juggle my weekly schedule and ever changing second job schedule- any tips? Seriously my days when I work two jobs look like this:
4am: Wake up and get ready for work
5am-2pm: Work job #1
2-2:30pm: Drive home, make food, change
2:30-3pm: Drive to second job
3pm-8:30pm: Work second job
8:30pm-9:30pm: Drive home, make food for dinner, get ready for bed
9:30pm: Go to sleep for next day.
I literally don’t have time to do anything else on those days. Unless I want to cut into my sleeping time, and that would make for a very grumpy Montana. I need about 7-8 hours to be productive for that long during the day. Unfortunately I usually get between 6-7 so by the end of the week I’m exhausted, but that’s a topic for another day. Anyway, I’m linking up with Megan for the Weekly Workout Recap!
The first week the only time I managed to get a run in was Tuesday, February 16th. That was the day I started to realize that my Mizuno shoes weren’t good for me as I noticed every time I wore them my legs felt heavy and I experience shin-splint like pain. I worked pretty much the rest of the week and then Friday I was off to Tampa for my long weekend! I didn’t run Friday or Saturday to keep my legs fresh for the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday, February 21st. I wrote a full recap of that race so make sure to check it out!
After Princess I took two days off from running and came back with a short recovery run on Wednesday, February 24th. I ran “naked” or without a watch and it felt great to focus on feel and not pace! If I had to guess by the time I started and finished my run, I’d say I was probably at an 11:30 pace which felt great to me.
After work on Friday, February 26th I went to a local hill with trails and ran those for a bit. I’m loving that it’s still cool enough in the afternoons to run right after work instead of having to wait til later in the evening! Sunday, February 28th I had a work meeting early in the morning so I didn’t get a chance to run until around 10am. However, it’s still chilly outside so the temperatures were great for running weather. I did 4 miles @ 10:34 average pace. This really boosted my confidence because this is the pace I hope to be able to sustain in Saturday’s 10k in Orlando!
This month I didn’t have the best month in mileage. I set a goal for 55- I’m at 52 as of writing this, so this means I’m going to have to try to fit some mileage in tomorrow after work so I can hit that goal! I have two hours between jobs tomorrow- it’ll be a tight squeeze but I think I can do it!
How’s your training going this month? Do you set monthly mileage goals or just fly by the seat of your pants?