Hi friends. This past week of Berlin Marathon Training was my last build up week – this upcoming week starts the workouts. It also coincides with a major week of work travel. I’m in Chicago and will have a long week of extreme work hours and numerous events. It’s not the best timing, but I’m going to make the best of it and I am striving to get in all my workouts even though I’m traveling. I’ll report back next week!
Monday: Last Monday rest day! I took it and enjoyed it. This week was intense, work wise and I worked long hours and didn’t get a ton of sleep so this rest day was needed!
Tuesday: 5.3 easy humid miles with my friend Jen. This humidity has been out of control. I’m definitely not acclimated yet so every humid run feels incredibly hard. I know it’ll get better though.
Wednesday: Rest and again, I enjoyed it.
Thursday: Easy 5k before work. A bit less humid so I definitely appreciated that.
Friday: 3.2 before work – nothing too interesting about this run aside from the fact that I REALLY didn’t want to run but I did it anyway. Persistence for the win.
Saturday: I had 6 miles on my schedule, but ran 10 with my Saturday running group because I knew I’d be in Atlanta Sunday morning and figured I would want to sleep in. We ran a loop around Capitol Hill and also celebrated Global Sports Bra Squad day as well. Not surprisingly, it was crazy humid so the sports bras were appropriate!
Sunday: As I mentioned, I did not run since I combined my Saturday and Sunday runs into Saturday. That was a smart decision because we were out until 2am Saturday night!
Total mileage for the week: 21.52 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 95.85 miles
Total mileage for the year: 604.05 miles
I run a lot while on work travel, but I’m pretty sure this upcoming week is going to be the first time I’ve started my speed work while traveling. Have you ever done hard workouts away from home?