Yes, I missed a day... but I decided I am allowed to skip a day when it's a race day. I usually do the blog post first thing in the morning, but on a race morning that's just not something I am in the mindset to do.
It's the end of week 10 in my Lincoln Marathon training plan.
Yesterday was a 5-k... well, it was supposed to be a 5-k. It was actually a 3.78-k. More on that in a separate post (which is not yet written). Fortunately I jogged to the race which was another 2.85 miles, so I got in more than 5 miles for the day, but still not what I was hoping for.
Today I was supposed to do 75 minutes on the bike, but I just wasn't feeling it. I plan to make it up tomorrow. I've sort of felt lousy all weekend. For no real reason, just blah. My motivation is low, but I am trying to not rely 100% on motivation to get me through training. That's one reason for a training plan. It's supposed to give you nothing to think about or consider, you just do what's on the plan. I have no real reason for not cross-training today. I did go out late last night... to see DJ Snoopadelic (aka Snoop Dogg - who, yes, DJs sometimes I guess and it was kind of awesome, but really strange at the same time). I woke up late, but I still could have done the bike instead of go see a movie, but otherwise I was really busy getting things done around the house.
Tomorrow starts week 11. Hal Higdon Marathon 3 plan's week 11 is a beast.
M = rest (but I have to make up today's bike ride)
T = 8 m run (which I have decided should include some intervals)
W = Bike 45 min
R = 45 min tempo run
F = rest (I've planned to do 40 minutes of intervals on the bike)
S = 16 miles (I've decided those miles should be trail miles now that I've registered for the GP Half #2)
S = Cross 75 min (bike)
Basically I have no rest days... today was my rest day. I actually kind of liked a weekend rest day. I enjoy working out on days I go to work because it either makes me feel good for the day or gives me something to look forward to when I come home. I shouldn't plan to switch them, I should just stick with the plan!
If I take a rest day this week it will be Friday. We'll see how the week goes!