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Miakonda Training week 22



I ran a bit extra throughout the week, knowing my schedule would be tight over the weekend. Well, I just couldn’t fit in my long run, and that’s okay I think. Crunching the numbers, even with the week off for injury, I’ve still run 85% of the miles in this plan, and I keep reminding myself that showing up at the start line undertrained but healthy is so, so much better than trained but injured.

And then of course, there is the question, ‘what constitutes undertrained?’ This is a training plan I cobbled together from three others, but I haven’t been as flexible as I should have been with myself. All of this plan has been through a hot and humid summer, while dealing with the stress of a pandemic. Sure, I wish I would have hit all the runs, but life gets in the way, and that’s okay.

  • Monday: Rest.
  • Tuesday: 6 miles, tiny loops.
  • Wednesday: 9 miles on the trail.
  • Thursday: 9 miles on the trail. For whatever reason, this felt so difficult. The humidity was higher and there was no cloud cover, but even with those factors taken into account, I just struggled.
  • Friday: Rest.
  • Saturday: 6 early miles before the rest of my weekend got super busy.
  • Sunday: Rest.
  • Long run fuel: –
  • BWF/Core work: None specifically this week.
  • Yoga: No yoga this week.
  • Stretching: Got all my stretching in!

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