I’m not gonna lie, this past week was pretty busy! I was in Chicago from Wednesday-Friday for a conference and it was jam packed with activities from early morning to late at night. I also had two races this weekend. Needless to say, I’m pretty tired! Luckily I was still able to keep up with my runs and workouts!
4 mile run. This run was pretty crappy, but I was happy to have it done.
Body works + abs class (60 minutes). Lots of lunges, squats, arms and core work.
Travel day to Chicago. That 4:30 am wake up was rough! 30 minute workout in the hotel gym. I was able to squeeze in a quick 30 minute workout in between conference sessions and night time activities.
5 mile tempo run. Got up early to get this done before another long day at the conference.
Travel Day back home and rest day.
Fairfield 5K (Recap later on this week)
Fairfield Half Marathon (Recap later on this week)
Total Weekly Miles – 25.3
Total Training Cycle Miles – 95.8
Grade – B+
Whoa..what a crazy week1 I knew this week was going to be nuts but had no clue how busy I would be. I worked full days on Monday and Tuesday and then flew out to Chicago early Wednesday morning. This was the best conference I have ever attended, but it was jam packed with things to do. We had tons of sessions during the day to attend, but they also planned night time activities for us as well.
On Wednesday I went on a 90 minute architecture boat tour of Chicago and it was simply amazing! I learned SO much about the city and I was really impressed with our tour guide – she knew everything!!
On Thursday we were able to go to the Willis Tower for drinks and dinner. We were event able take a photo on the Skydeck!
Chicago was a whirlwind, but also a lot of fun. I really can’t wait to go back in October! I flew home on Friday and then had two races this weekend. I took on the Fairfield 5K and Half Marathon as part of the Lucas Challenge. I got extra bling, and extra shirt and a split of sparkling wine for completing the challenge. I ran the 5K on Saturday in the pouring rain, but the course was flat so it was pretty good. Today I ran the half marathon and it was not fun, lol. The course is hilly and that doesn’t mix well with the heat and blazing sun. Add in feeling dizzy and a random pain in my left butt check (don’t ask, lol) and it was a pretty difficult run.
I know that I didn’t eat well this week (the conference literally just kept feeding us) and I didn’t hydrate well enough at all. I also didn’t get a lot of sleep. I just felt “off” during the race so I’m sure it’s a mix of those things, plus traveling. I was treating this race as a training run for marathon training, so I’m just going to chalk it up to a bad run and move on. I am so thankful that my cutback week starts tomorrow – I need a little break!
Did you have a good week? Do you every feel “off” when you travel?