This week was tough, I battled both mental and physical exhaustion more so this week than last week. The reason for that is we recently opened a division in India to outsource some basic data entry work. I am part of the training team and after a couple weeks off due to our India Team member falling ill we were back to training this week. Unfortunately we have to be more accommodating to the India Team as far as training because of the transportation systems in their county. India is 9.5 hours ahead of us so we would “meet” in afternoon (2:30p IST)/early morning (5:00am EST). Thankfully I was able to schedule myself for training on the days my marathon training plan called for rest days, but even the days that I had team training, I ended up working the full 8 hours at the office in addition to the 3-4 hour training session.
Monday: India Team Training plus a full 8 hour day at the office so no run and no workout.
Tuesday: 4 miles were scheduled for today. A group of us met up before camp for 3 miles and then added another 1.54 in camp.
Wednesday: I opted to skip camp and just run the full four miles solo. This allowed me to “sleep in” an extra hour.
Thursday: Day 2 of India Team Training this week. No run and no workout.
Friday: The plan called for a total of 3 for the day. Kim and I met up before camp for 2. Then it was game day Friday at camp. We played a friendly game of dots with a nice finisher at the end. Our finisher was to sprint the length of the parking lot to the song “Turn It Down For What” and every time we heard the lyrics “Turn it down for what” we had to do a burped.
Saturday: 100% Rest day.
Sunday: Chased the sunrise for 8 total miles with Kim and Laura. We ran 4 and walked 4. Kim is walking the Avon 39 The Walk to End Breast Cancer in less than 15 days. She will be walking 39 miles in over two days to support breast cancer research and to prepare for the walk we split up the run run so we could walk some of it so she could work on her walking pace.
Miles logged Week 1: 19.54 miles
Total Miles logged for Walt Disney World Marathon training: 38.54 miles
How do you balance training when your job requires more of your time?
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