Not According to Plan…

Remember how I told you I was back on a training plan for my marathon next month? Yeah, I didn’t stick to the plan very well this week.

Sunday was Easter and I woke up and just wanted to run, so I headed over to Lake DeGray and ran 6 miles and walked a half mile to cool down:

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I’m glad I did, because I was able to see the most beautiful early morning sky.  It was quite religious and I stood there in awe for about 5 minutes before I carried on.

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On Monday, I was supposed to run 2 miles at an easy pace, but I ran 3 instead.

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Wednesday was horrible.  I was supposed to run like 7 miles of speed work, but I was sickly.  It was just allergies, so I went back to the house and took a nap.

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We decided to go fishing this weekend, so I completed my long run on Thursday.  I have never completed a long run on Thursday and it was nice.  I think I really ran 17 miles.  I did an out and back, and I turned around at mile 8.  When I returned back to my car, my Garmin only reflected 14.3 miles. I was confused, but I turned around and ran to 15, but it started storming, so I had to quit.  When I looked at the map of my run, it reassured me that I ran more than 16 miles, but hey, it felt good.  Running 17 miles in a little under 3 hours is more my speed anyway.  So, whatever Garmin.

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The pollen was so thick! My snot was yellow! TMI? Well, here is what my Garmin screen looked like after my run.

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Next week I’m going to try to stick to my plan better.  Who knows, sometimes life just happens.  It was nice to change my routine up a little and as long as I run the long run, I think I’ll be cool.

What do you think?