This was my second week of grad school and the first week after the Tupelo 14.2, so I am getting back into my fall routine, even if the weather is not. And I am going to go ahead and say that I am already over the required reading for my classes.
Monday: It was Labor Day, and a recovery day. I went to the gym and rode the bike for about 45 minutes. It was great to do a little bit of something to help my legs feel a little bit better after the race. I spent the bulk of my time reading text books, so there was nothing exciting happening on my day off.
Tuesday: I woke up at 5:30 am to get in my run and completed 3.5 miles at an easy pace. The Jeff Galloway training plan for the Walt Disney World Marathon calls for two 30 minute runs during the week and one longer run on the weekend. I am used to running 45 minutes to an hour on my shorter run, so we will see what happens. Work was terrible, because missing a day of court leads to a backlog of new arrests and violations. Afterwards, I went straight to class to endure three hours of being one of the four people in class that had read the text. That makes class discussion a little tedious.
Wednesday: I was lazy and did no workout. I did have another grad school class and was released twenty minutes early, so that was a positive.
Thursday: Another early morning run, but this one was a little bit longer and I completed just over four miles. Work was busy, but uneventful, and I do not have class on Thursday nights, so I use it as a study night. Also, this week marks the beginning of the NFL season, so after the never ending weather delay, I watched Peyton destroy the Super Bowl champs.
Friday: No run, but I did some TRX at the house. It was a typical all around routine and was a reminder to keep focused on my other fitness needs besides running. I also launched my second virtual race, the Festivus 5K (register here), which is a virtual run with a Seinfeld theme that benefits St. Jude.
Saturday: I picked up the Galloway training plan in progress this week, which meant that I was scheduled to run eleven miles. I usually run a much shorter distance the week after a race, but with the marathon being my ultimate goal, and the fact that I still have three more half marathons this fall, I made sure to run the eleven miles. It was not my best run, and by the end of the run, it was very hot and humid here in Memphis. My time was atrocious, but I completed all eleven miles, so it was still a success.
Sunday: I woke up with the goal of finishing the rough draft of my first paper (due on Wednesday) and that is exactly what I did, albeit after a couple of hours. I ended up missing the first hour of the early NFL games and the Braves game, but class comes first I suppose. I might work in some core exercises this evening, but with the Sunday night game and a new episode of Breaking Bad, as well as my DVR finally recording It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League today, I have some TV watching to juggle with studying and working out.