Missed Weeks in Review (in Review)

Well, well:  it’s been 2 months since the previous Week in Review post.  I got busy with GreenStage rehearsals –

Interrupting Shameless Self Promotion: If you’re in Seattle or the nearby environs, come see me and many talented others including Alysha in Henry VIIIfor free! Now back to the post at hand-

, my willpower went out the window and I had 7 weeks of sporadic running.  Because I want folks to hold me accountable, prepare for an info-dump after the break:

5/20-5/26: Last week before things went wonky, I got 79 miles and all my speed work in and set a new PR for 1 week distance.

5/27-6/2: 20 Miles… I ran Sunday and Wednesday, and just couldn’t get up in the morning all the rest of the week. No speedwork, no long run.

6/3-6/9: 42 miles, still struggled to get up in the morning, but was feeling a little better, and my mileage showed it.

6/10-6/16: 20 again, back to just feeling drained and exhausted and eating horribly.

6/17-6/23: 73 miles, I shouldn’t have just jumped back up, It was nearly a month after I’d last ran remotely that far and it was just too much, because the next week:

6/24-6/30: 24 miles, no speedwork, no long run…same lack of energy as early June, just couldn’t get up all week.

7/1-7/7: 39 miles

7/8-7/14: 26 mile

Which brings us to last week.  Last week went great! Although I’ve lost some speed and stamina (and gained a couple of pounds)  from the 7 week rough patch, it is only a speed bump.  I’m back in gear after last week and I still have 76 days before Portland.  76 days of hard work to make sure I reach my goal of qualifying for Boston! I’ve made a conscious decision not to audition for any fall shows so that I have the time to devote to training for Portland and  finding (and potentially completing) an internship to complete my Personal Trainer Certification.

I thought about finishing this post with an analysis of why I lost will power for that chunk of time, why I had trouble getting up in the morning, but the fact is it doesn’t matter.  I’m sure I had valid reasons excuses, but when it comes down to it it’s a short hiccup in long-term training and not worth over-thinking.  What matters is that I’ve recommitted myself to achieving my goals and nothing (not even myself) is going to stop me!


One response to “Missed Weeks in Review (in Review)

  1. Pingback: Week in Review (7/15-7/21) | Geb Brown

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