On Friday we will be embarking on a camping trip out west. We will hook up our truck to our fifth wheel camper and make our way towards our campsite in Moran, Wyoming. This is nestled halfway between the entrances to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks. We will spend much of the week there exploring both parks before heading over the mountain pass to Driggs, Idaho and spend some time outdoor adventuring with my sister.
Trips like this that stretch out nearly two weeks, can be a major crutch when it comes to training for an event. Training often never goes as planned. I might stay up by the fire a little bit later, weather could be challenging, be in a sketchy area, decide to go on a road trip or hike, etc. that might change what I had planned. Luckily, I’m only in week 2/3 of my training program, so I’m not going to stress about it and just do what I can, when I can. I’ve already been making changes to my schedule this week to try to get the majority of my mileage in before we start our major driving days.
On Monday, I took a much needed 100% rest day. I didn’t even take my puppy for a walk! After going from 43 miles TOTAL for the month of May to 34 miles in the first week of my training plan, I was tired and feeling it. I was also toying with the idea of hitting some big miles on Tuesday and needed to save my energy if that was going to be the case.
I woke up on Tuesday at 4:20 a.m. and initially wanted to get to the trail around 4:45 a.m. to start running. However, I couldn’t get past the fact that two big black bears were spotted just a mile down the road from us earlier in the week and I didn’t want to run into them on the trail. I delayed my run until the sun started to create a warm glow on the trees at about 5:00 a.m. then it was go time.
My plan for the week:
Monday: Rest Day!
Tuesday: 14 miles (14)
Wednesday: Yoga & 3 miles (3)
Thursday: 6 miles (6)
Friday: 3 miles & Upper Body Workout (upper body)
Saturday: 3 miles (3.3)
Sunday: 3 miles (3)
I hope to sneak in a little more, but realistically, I don’t think it’ll happen. The training plan calls for 38 miles this week and 32 miles is pretty close!
Update: Actual miles ran = 29.3