So week 5 of half marathon training was my first not-so-great week of training this cycle. Monday through Thursday morning was spent on an incredible trip to California with the Almond Board of California. I will definitely be recapping that trip soon, but in short—it was educational, inspiring and all around delicious. But my training and my sleep most definitely took a hit. Let’s recap:
Monday: Rest. I spent over 12 hours traveling (I think, because I really do get confused with time zone changes). It was a planned rest day, but it probably wasn’t best spent sitting in airports and on planes. Oh well, because California!
AM—>Yoga. Alex (Delish Knowledge) led an awesome yoga practice for a big group of us on the #almondtour! It was perfect for stretching out after a long day of travel.
PM—> We had some afternoon downtime in our schedule, so I squeezed in a quick workout. I ran to and from nearby Lake Lodi and at the park completed 4 rounds of 10 pushups, 10 air squats and 10 situps.
Wednesday: I joined Kylie, Heather, Deanna and Rachael for a few early morning miles around Lake Lodi. We didn’t track our mileage, but it was somewhere around 30 minutes and a good time just getting to know my fellow RD runners.
Thursday: Rest. Catching a red-eye back to NYC and heading straight to work meant no workout for me!
Friday: CrossFit. We warmed up with some heavy deadlifting and then completed a 12-minute AMRAP (as many rounds/reps as possible) of:
-3 muscle ups (modified to 9 pullups and 9 ring dips)
-6 burpees to a 6″ target
-9 power clean & jerks (75lb for me)
-30 Double Unders
I finished 2 rounds plus 28 reps and felt awful the whole time. I’m guessing it was my body still adjusting to a time change and lack of sleep, but I just didn’t have it during this WOD. It happens, right?!
Saturday: 10K time trial, turned long run. I started out with high hopes, but was in a terrible place mentally and had several panic-attacks throughout my run. I stopped 0.75 miles in because I felt anxious, was sobbing and couldn’t breathe. I tried to fight through and actually ran the first 5k at goal pace, but totally fell apart after that. Basically, I quit. I kept telling myself that pushing through would help build mental strength, but it didn’t work. I walked a bunch, despite my legs feeling great. I finished the “time trial” in 1:03:49, way off my goal, but let’s move on, shall we?
Sunday: Rest. I had big plans for yoga and an at-home CrossFit workout, but instead I slept in, did laundry, cooked, prepped some future blog posts and went to a family party. Life.
Your turn…When you’re jet lagged do you fight through or rest up? How do you get back on track after a bad run or bad week? Tell me about it!