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Ultra Training: Week Twelve

Someone recently told me that I shouldn’t build my life around running, rather build running around my life.  (I am paraphrasing and they said it much better than I am). Week twelve of my Ultra Training was definitely an example of how life was busier than I had anticipated and my running was definitely impacted because of it.  This week’s recap is a little different—a little more general in how the week went with a few pictures.  I’ll be back next week with my day by day recap.

I knew going into the week, my mileage would be impacted due to a last minute race I decided to run.  Because of the race, my typical Saturday long run got switched with Sunday’s mile—this meant that I was supposed to run five miles on Saturday.  Midweek, I decided to go up to Disneyland on Saturday and would be leaving early so I could support my friends who were running the Star Wars 10K.  Did I run five mile on Saturday? No.  Do I regret it? No.  Sometimes you have to make a choice and on Saturday, I chose to have fun and support my friends.  (I still ran a mile before leaving to make sure I continued my streak)

The rest of my runs during the week were pretty much on target.  I started some speed work this week and that will definitely be a challenge.  I’m still running everyday—I am currently on day 231 of my streak.  I am still learning how to fuel before, during and after my runs.  I’ve noticed that I recently I feel hungry all of the time so I’m working on finding a balance.  If you have any suggestions on food and fuel, send them my way! 

That’s my week in a nutshell.  It was pretty uneventful as far as my training went.  I know that some weeks will be like that.  Honestly I was a little discouraged that I only ran 31.5 miles in week twelve, but then I saw that I’ve run 94 miles so far in January and realized the training isn’t going as badly as I thought.  (Sometimes I am my own worst critic!). I already feel that week thirteen is off to a better start and I can’t wait to share how that week went with you.  

Have you every had a time were life was so busy that it impacted your running?  How did you deal with it?

Until next time, happy running.


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