I am writing this in the airport, on my way to sunny Fort Lauderdale. I have been travelling this past week for work as I had 2 conferences to attend, one in Mexico City followed by one in Florida. So here is a quick look at this busy week :
My Friday five post post was all about the amazing Mexican food. I loved every minute of it. Quesadillas, tortillas, guacamole…. I tried everything. I think it was probably a few too many carbs, but I might never get back so I wanted to try everything.
In between my 2 conferences I stopped in Orlando to see my parents. While it was only 2 days, I got to relax and eat real food. As much as I loved the food in Mexico, I was ready for a home cooked meal.
I got to relax, read, nap, play cards and visit. A perfect 2 day “vacation”.
At my conference there was a great gym, so I worked out Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I took advantage of the treadmill to keep my marathon training on par, and used the weights and machines several times.
My marathon is in 3 week and I had one last long run on my plan. The Galloway Run/Walk plan calls for going to 26 miles (or beyond). I had done this three weeks ago and it really wiped me out. This weekend’s plan called for similar distance, but I decided to scale back. I had to run in the Florida heat, running on a Mexican food diet, jetlagged, and… my right knee has been bothering me a wee bit.
So I decided to cut things short. I did 20 miles / 32 km. The stars were not aligned for me to do more. So after doing the first hour with my dad, I spent the rest of Saturday morning running in and out of Floridian housing developments to get my mileage in. It was hot and humid. I had to change my clothes mid run, my sunscreen was streaking with the sweat and I couldn’t get enough water. I must have drunk at least 2 gallons on Saturday.
Three more weeks until the big race ! I am getting nervous !
I am linking up with Holly and Tricia at Hoho runs and Misssippipiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. Be sure to head on over and offer some positive support to the participating bloggers ! There are more and more people every week with fun, new blogs to discover.
How was your week ? Have you ever had to adjust your training plan three weeks prior to a big race ?