Ok, so it’s been over a month since I’ve made a post. This is not a surprise. Why?
Since my last post, I’ve:
- Spent a week in Barbados for a work meetup.
- Spent a weekend at WordCamp Minneapolis.
- Spent 8 days in Portland for new home scouting/vacation and a work conference.
- Got sick two separate times – once due to an allergy-related sinus infection, then getting a cold on top of the allergies. DO NOT RECOMMEND.
- Family gatherings (Easter).
- Moving prep (OMG).
Due to the travel, I didn’t stick to my training regime as strictly as I should have. I did well in Barbados, and did fuck-all in Portland other than two runs under 3 miles. Then being sick made me want to die and not run whatsoever.
Since I hadn’t run in over a week, any distance I had built up was basically lost. The longest “run” I’ve done to date is 9 miles. I say “run” because it was mostly running with pauses to stretch out stiff leg muscles and walking for 30-60 seconds when I got winded.
My last half back in 2010, my longest run had only been 10 miles, however, I had been logging in ~25-35 mi/week at the same time. The past two weeks I’ve been barely scraping above 15 mi/week. Considering the half is 13.1 miles, this is not good.
Now, in order to even finish the race, I’m going to have to use the Galloway plan for running this half. Well, more run/walk the half. Planning on the 3:1 run/walk to start out, but I might be none:all run/walk by the end. I’m pissed because I had been doing great with my training and was en route to having a PR in the half, and now I’m going to be lucky if I finish under 3 hours. 😦
What huge bummer. But, there’s not much I can do at this point – other than to never travel again during training.
Will post the recap after this weekend. Wish me luck!