Kristen R: Training Week 5 – Low Energy

Another week down. We had a holiday this week (Monday), so I did my long run — a 10-miler — then, rather than last Saturday. It made the rest of my runs feel sloggish this week, so I took it kind of easy.

I also reevaluated my training plan and adjusted a few runs. The speed work I was planning just didn’t seem practical for a working mom like me — mostly because I would be doing it at night. Those runs take up more time and to do seven miles of speed work on  a Monday or Tuesday would mean I would be running until 10 p.m. — and that just doesn’t make me happy. And it’s supposed to be fun, right? Well, mostly fun.

New plan is outlined below. I think it’s doable, but I just have to realize I’m going to have weeks when it’s harder because of lack of energy, busy schedules, etc.

How do you balance your training plan with the rest of your life, especially when you’re tired?

Gotta run!
Kristen R.

Adjusted training plan -- but the weekly mileage didn't drop back too much.

Adjusted training plan — but the weekly mileage didn’t drop back too much.

Running log to date - Woot!

Running log to date – Woot!

KHP Art Below

KHP - Sometimes I am in awe at the beauty that sneaks up around a corner.

KHP – Sometimes I am in awe at the beauty that sneaks up around a corner.

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About Kristen R.

Counting down to 40, while juggling motherhood, marriage, the corporate grind & middle-of-the-pack running. It's OK to point & laugh. http://mamaontherunblog.wordpress.com
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2 Responses to Kristen R: Training Week 5 – Low Energy

  1. wwwmama says:

    Life got in the way for me today, so I have to do my long run tomorrow. It happens. You’re doing great mileage in my book!

  2. khpixler says:

    Yep, my long run is going to be tomorrow too. This week most of my training was on the soccer field but next week I am hoping to get in a soccer plus running. We will see how this all plays out. I don’t know how people keep consistent when juggling life. I seem to have long stretches where I my performance is in the tank because I am tired.

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