7 days. One week.
Today I ran Flirt with Dirt, a 10K trail run (I'll have a full report tomorrow), which was great practice for running on uneven terrain, such as I'll be seeing next week. Otherwise I have no new Tough Mudder training reports. We were supposed to meet on Thursday for more monkey bars, fences, and bleacher-jumping but everyone dropped out. We are exhausted. At least I am. I had a packed week of cross-training. Sunday I ran the DX-A2 1/2 marathon. Monday I did an hour cycle class followed by the Tough Mudder Boot Camp. Tuesday I ran 4 miles. Wednesday was regular Boot Camp. Thursday I did another hour cycle. Friday I ran another 4 miles. Plus it's the end of the school year and all the responsibilities associated with that - not to mention the wacky behavior of 1st graders - is both mentally and physically draining.
I need a break. On the one hand, I'm not nearly as ready as I should be for next week's event. I still can't do a pull-up or properly jump a fence like I ought to. I feel like I should spend more time on those things this week. On the other hand, I don't want to exhaust myself so much that I when I get to the event I'm too tired from training to do them there.
What to do, what to do? I guess I'll do a short run tomorrow, with a stop at the park for some monkey bar work. I'll do my usual cross-training Monday-Wednesday but take it a little bit easy. Thursday I'll do a very easy run (unless I'm too tired) and then Friday I'll go to yoga. Definitely yoga. I also need to try and get extra sleep this week because that was definitely lacking last week (5 hours a night does not do a body good).
7 days. One week. Holy sh*t.
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