Burning the candle at both ends

So, I went from a season of sloth to running full-tilt, with about 24 hour’s transition time.

My BRF and I have decided to take on a 3 times a week weight training plan to improve our strength before marathon training begins and we’ve decided to train for a “fast 5K” somewhere around July 4th weekend, to improve our strength.  While both of these are “good”, both together is a bit tough to schedule.

In all our planning, we have recently discovered a distinct lack of rest days.  We are on week 3 and our burn-out risk is super high!

It’s so difficult!  We want to do all of these great things but we just don’t have the time!  As much as I hate to say it, I think either my beloved Friday boot camp (and optional Wednesday one) will have to go or be replaced by a weight day.  So sad! (I never thought I’d see the day where I was sad about missing boot camp…)

What’s the point of this post?  Hell if I know.  I’m tired.  And hungry.  (Ohmygod!  I’m more hungry now than during marathon training! Send food!)

Meanwhile, my new FitBit is getting snarky with my routine 6 hours of sleep.  It actually told me that one day’s workout was going to hurt worse because I didn’t get enough sleep in a certain stage the night before.  Not helping!!

So, that’s my news.  Oh, and I apparently have a trail half marathon in two weeks.  Huh.  Good times, y’all!

 

 

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One thought on “Burning the candle at both ends

  1. I went in the complete opposite direction! I haven’t run much at all since Blue Ridge, but I do have a trail race coming up on June 10 – it’s a “choose your own adventure” where you run a 10k course anywhere from 1-5 times, depending on your goal for the day. I’d like to go the full distance, but with only a few double-digit training runs since late April, we’ll have to see how it goes!

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