So I have completed week 3 of my training program. It has not been easy to get it all in with everything else going on in my life, but I think I am doing pretty good.
Week 3 Projected/Actual
Tuesday - 5 mile tempo run, abs / 5.4 mile tempo run, abs
Wednesday - Tennis with my sister / Tennis with my sister
Thursday - 4 mile easy run, abs / 4 mile easy run, abs
Friday - Tennis with my sister / Rest
Saturday - Singles tennis match (playoffs, City Finals) / Singles tennis match, ran 4 miles (easy)
Sunday - 10 mile easy run / Ran 8.3 miles (easy)
Total Mileage: 21.7 miles
Because I had a tennis match on Saturday, I couldn't do my long run until Sunday. Saturday was a busy day for us. I had my tennis match, Adam was playing golf, then Adam had a tennis match, I ran 4 miles to decompress from my tennis match, then it was off to dinner for my future brother-in-law's birthday. After that, we put Hope to bed and my sister, for fiancee (the birthday boy) and some of their friends stopped by for a drink before they went out. It was after midnight before I poured into bed. I woke up Sunday still a little tired, so I waited until after I put Hope down for her nap before I headed out running. The weather was nice so that wasn't a problem, but after playing with Hope in the morning, I was not jazzed up to go running like I normally am. Also, I had to be back when she woke up to feed her, so I felt like 10 miles would be too long to be away. I ended up doing 8.3 miles instead. I would have been worried but a friend of mine shared this article with me. This way of training shows that one run should not be more important than others, so I did 12.3 miles in 2 days instead of 10 miles in 2 days plus I played tennis on Saturday too. So while I didn't get in my whole 10 miles in one run, I did get the miles in.
Week 4 Projected/Actual
Tuesday - 5 mile easy run, abs / Ran 5.44 miles (easy), abs
Thursday - 5 mile easy run, abs
Saturday - 6 mile easy run
Today's run was ok. It was easy, I didn't push myself too hard since this is supposed to be an easy week for me. Should be nice. And of course, we stopped at the park so Hope could swing on the baby swing once again. She loves it.