Managing Training and Work
Saturday, August 09, 2008
Ok, I go back to work this week. Well, the students don't start until August 19, but I have a week of work coming up. So, now I have to balance training and work. When I trained for Flying Pig, I was already working, so had to incorporate training into work. Now, I have to do the opposite, incorporate work into training. And, the end result is.... less sleep for me.
Because of the time, I have to stop going to the evening Muscle Pump class at the Y. I will be doing all of my strength training in the mornings before work - that's my normal schol year schedule. I would love to keep going to Muscle Pump, but I have to keep the family on some sort of schedule.
My school year begins toward the end of training. All of my 20 milers are done during the first month of school.
On a different note, I had an awesome run today - an 8 miler at under 10 minute mile pace (around 9:52) which is great. What a difference 15 degrees makes. On Wednesday, I did an 8 miler at 11 minute mile pace, and it was 75 degrees and 80% humidity. This morning, I did it at 9:52 pace in 60 degrees and 50% humidity. It felt great - my feet didn't hurt, I wasn't tired and I was, in general, a badass!!! But, of course that is my opinion of my self when I run great. I'm just glad I could hold pace for 8 miles.
Will do measurements and post again later in the week.