So, things don’t always go as planned.  I had great aspirations for the week.  My wife was going to be away visiting her mother, and my boss had to travel to a conference.  Oh yeah, lots of training time… or so I thought.

Week 1 in Review

I had big aspirations for the first week.  Well, let’s be honest, I just wanted to get back to training.  I was tired of being a lazy bum during my three weeks of not doing much.  Like always, though, I set my sights a little too high.  You see, I forgot that my real job gets a say.  Here is what I started with, remember? 

Here is what we ended up with:

It’s not horrible.  It’s just not how I wanted to start.  In my defense, work was insane last week.  I had more meetings than I could count and a few at night.  Needless to say, I did not get the sleep I wanted.  I also probably had a few more adult beverages than originally planned due to the meetings at night and the Army-Navy game on Saturday (big Army victory!) In the end, the week was what it was.  I had a pretty solid run on Sunday, a little over 10 miles in 1:20, ran at a relatively easy pace.  I really hope the next week is better.

Week 2 Preview

Building off of an underwhelming week, I’m not setting my expectations too high.  I have a physical fitness test on Tuesday, comprised of two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a two-mile run.  I am not worried about passing in the least bit.  I just want to go below 11:30 for the two-mile run.  In fact, I really want 11:10, but I don’t think I am in that shape right now.  I have not done any speed work in over a month, and I am still a few kilos heavier than normal.

Other than that, I have The International Intergalactic Immense Superhero/Super-villains Team Championship of the Virtual friggin Multiverse presented by TeamODZ race on Saturday, so that should break my legs off nicely.  Here’s how the whole week looks:

Train with Me

I will be leading a group workout on Wednesday morning at 0515 EDT if anyone wants to join.  It will be a workout focused on drills, one-legged and high cadence.  I will also be running long on Thursday morning.  It could get changed to Friday if there is any interest in doing it then.  I will be running at about a 7:30/mile pace for 1:20.  Starting at 0500 EDT.  Other than that, I hope to see you out on course.  Until then, Ride On!