I'll tell ya where I stand... in a big pile of doo-doo.
If you remember I had 6 things that I did last year that helped me reach kick-butt status.
So you don't have to click on the link, here they are:
- Fashionably Flexible
- Weak Weekdays: Only 3 times per week MAX and not over 5/6 miles.
- Cerebral Caloric Intake
- Luscious Longies: 3 runs of 20+ plus miles, maxing out at 22 miles.
- Yoga Yahoo: Continue to do Bikram at least 2 days a week - aiming for 3.
- Healthapotamus: Get refocused on hydration/nutrition/vitamins/supplements.
I'm feeling like a bit of a failure here. Yeah, I managed 1 and 2 pretty good. But the rest was thrown out with the bath water (who would want to keep old bath water anyway?)
I am eating whatever, whenever. Not being strategic about it and definitely not drinking enough water.
And Yoga? What is this yoga you speak of? I have not gone in over a month. WTH?
So here is the main reason I am freaking out. Next Wed I leave for a 3 week business trip. The first 2 weeks will utterly painfully stressful. I'm talkin' crazy time. I suspect I will barely have free time to pee, let alone get a long run in. The 3rd week I will have more free time, in the evenings (which I hate to run in the evenings but will if I have to).
I totally need to readjust my training plan. Because I will not be able to get a 20 miler done while traveling. And in my head I'm not being flexible because I hate to readjust my plans.
This was my plan. If I just swap July 26 and August 2, then I can manage. That puts me doing my first 20 miler this weekend. I feel pretty confident doing a 20 miler this weekend, as I did 18 last weekend and my body feels fine. Then I have 3 weeks of lower mileage and back to 20 the weekend I get back from trip. Marathoners out there... what do you think????PS: What ever happened to my song of the day???? I was thinking of bringin' it back, but I'm not loving any music right now.