Sunday, June 24, 2007
A blip in the schedule
I've returned from our nine day visit to Florida and I need to confess that while I was away I ran a grand total of 3.33 miles. Yep, I didn't even hit double digits, but the three 3's are kinda neat, huh? (And we ran it in 33.33 minutes...honest!) I expected to have a low mileage week, but I really didn't think it would be that low. Oh well, I had other things to do. We did participate in that endurance event called Walt Disney World, so I figure that's gotta count for something, right?
I'm really good at sticking to my routine. And even at home I'm fine with being flexible if I need to change up my schedule a bit, say run in the afternoon instead of the morning. I rarely skip a workout outright. But when I'm away from home and out of my routine, all bets are off. And I'm just not used to the Florida heat and humidity. I polished off a 20 oz bottle of sports drink in those three miles and that was at 7 am in the morning.
Good news is that I'm ready to jump back into the schedule and I'm looking forward to a big week. With five weeks to go until the PCT 50, I'll be able to fit in two solid weeks of training and then three weeks of a gradual taper. I'm on the home stretch now!