The Week in Review or Last Week of Summer-itis
- Sep 3rd, 2019 at 8:20PM
Last Week I nailed it. Tight diet. Fluff mobilized. Runs on point with no pain. So as you can imagine I did what any sensible Kenzai pro would do, totally pivot and do whatever the hell I wanted. Maybe it was the stress of getting a kiddo off to college. More likely it was all my pals hitting me up for some final summer fun before the weather changes and back to school hell is unleashed like the fiery demon it is. It is a serious affliction, Last Week of Summer-itis. Shiiiiit.
Here is how the week in Marathon prep stacked up:
Monday - Brisk Walk, Yoga, 8 minute abs, MTB
Tuesday - Hoops
Wednesday - MTB
Thursday - Brisk Walk, Yoga, 8 minute abs
Friday - MTB
Saturday - 6 mile hike
Sunday - Brisk Walk, Yoga, 8 minute abs
This was the first week in 14 weeks where I haven't run. Upside. I stay busy. My time on the bike was epic. Fast ride on Monday. Long ride on Wednesday. And long and fast ride on Friday. I spent loads of time with other humans, something 16 mile runs don't tend to foster.
Alas, yesterday I crushed an 11 mile jaunt with pace. So maybe this little break was a net gain.
This week I'll be back to lacing up my running shoes and tightening up the diet. 4 weeks until the big day.
Thanks for listening and rooting me on. This is the longest time I've spent not in a structured Kenzai program. While I am following the basic outline of the marathon plan Malia, Patrick, and I have created, it isn't the same as running with the wolves. But a cool experience nonetheless.
Truthfully, I am a pretty motivated person. But getting the finer points right daily seems to require a bit more social accountability. So it goes.
Song of the Day: Nobody Beats the Biz (Marley Marl Remix): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hbxvsrFLaw