And where did all that time go????
I am back at a heavy work schedule - working on a proposal that has a 30 day turn time. If you are in government contracting you will know exactly what that means....weekends are included!
Last week I stayed pretty close to my schedule. I missed my Monday run but managed to get the other days in, including two strength training sessions. On Sunday I had a great 7 mile long run at a 11:26 min/mile pace with a nice low aerobic heartrate average of 154 bpm.
This week, however, has been disastrous for my training. The RFP for the proposal I am working came out on Friday so this week has been very busy. I missed my run and strength training on Monday. I did a short 3 mile run on Tuesday, in spite of having only 4 hours sleep the night before (but did it at a 10:24 min/mi pace). After getting a regular night's sleep on Tuesday I got out on Wednesday evening and did my 45 minute tempo run. My goal was to run 45 min at 10:30 min/mi pace. As usual, I started out a bit fast, running the first couple of miles at about a 10:00 min/mi pace. I took a few short walking breaks and finished the 45 min run with 4.4 miles at a 10:13 min/mi pace. Not too shabby! The run felt really good and the 165 bpm AHR (83%) was about right for a tempo run.
But, alas, today I did not run or strength train and I won't get a run in tomorrow with the schedule I have. Today and tomorrow I am actually taking a class at work while sitting at the back of the class working on my proposal (with the teacher's permission). I will try to get a short run in on Sat and do another 7 mile long run on Sunday. I feel bad that I missed all my strength training this week, but I hope to squeeze it back in next week.
The hardest part of all is getting sleep. I have to make myself go to bed...which reminds me. Time to get some sleep!!!
As for the Anniversary podcast - I probably won't get to it until Sat night or Sunday, so if you were going to send me anything you still have time! :-) I have a few cool recordings to share already.