Sunday, December 13, 2009

I can't take it any longer...I'm running this week...

I really struggled not putting in my miles this week. Yes, I'm a little obsessive, which seems to be a common thread among runners. A comment by Thomas, an ultra-marathon guy, gave me just the kind of hope I needed. He said a week off might do me some good, and I might surprise myself and comeback stronger. When I left the doctor's office last Tuesday, my heart kind of broke and I wasn't sure what was going to happen with LA. I'm still not sure what's gonna happen, but starting tomorrow, I'm gonna get back to training my tail off and am going to see where I stand. (On a side note, I'm feeling WAY better, so I feel good about this decision.)

Here's my dilemma...

I'm leaving for Disneyworld on Friday. I plan on continuing my schedule there but am wondering if I should change my 16 mile long run to Wednesday and do a 10 miler on Saturday. It would just make things easier for me and everyone involved...(I'm traveling with 20 people.)

The following is how I've curtailed my runs to this week...

Monday- 9miles w/ 4 at lactate threshold
Tuesday- 5 miles
Wednesday- 16 miles with 10 at marathon race pace
Thursday- 5 miles
Friday- travel to Disneyworld (Flight leaves early)
Saturday- run 10 miles on the 1.5 jog trail at the Disneyland Polynesian Resort.

Am I okay doing my 16 miles on Wednesday or should I keep it on Saturday? I thought since I'm so well rested now, that it might be okay. What do you think?


  1. as long as everything is feeling OK i would think you'd be fine moving your long run up to wednesday. (and provided your schedule can easily allow for it of course).

  2. That looks like a good plan to me.

    Wow - what a big group going to Disney! Sounds fun!