Help! I’m not sure what to do this week. I have followed my training plan religiously, but this week there is a hiccup, a good hiccup, but a hiccup nonetheless. Hiccup.
Here’s what my week is supposed to look like:
Sun – Cross (done)
Mon – Rest (done)
Tue – 4 mile + weights (done)
Wed – 7 miles (will do)
Thur – Rest + weights (hmmm)
Fri – 2 miles
Sat – 7 miles
Sun – 17 miles
The hiccup is that I I fly to San Antonio for the Emmy Awards Gala Saturday morning and fly home Sunday Morning. My flight Saturday is around 10 am – I’ll have to leave the house by 8 am. It’s an about an hour flight. Then travel to the hotel and lunch, I’m assuming. I have to be at the awards gala by 4:30 at the latest. So I only have a couple hours free that afternoon.
I fly home Sunday around noon, so will probably have to leave the hotel by 10-10:30. Will most likely be partying it up Saturday night at the gala, so an early Sunday 17 mile run is most likely out. Travel always beats me down, so running Sun afternoon when I return may also be out.
I’d like to run in San Antonio as I found some routes online that look like fun. But I’m not sure if the timing will workout.
So what should I do?
Should I move the 2 miler to Thursday? I think maybe I should.
Do the 7 miler on Friday? Probably, right?
What about Saturday – wake up super early to get the 17 in? (it’s probably going to take me 2.5 hours to finish) Or try and hustle and squeeze it in once I land? Or should I do half in the morning, and do the other half when I land?
Or should I do part of the 17 miler on Saturday and part of it Sunday morning? Like do 10 on Sat and 7 on Sun morn?
I called my good friend (and expert runner) last night and she told me all that matters is that I spend the time on my feet, and that it’d be OK to break it up. I’d rather do it all at once, but may not have a choice. She also said that since we’re still a couple months from the races, that mixing up one week now won’t affect me too much down the road. Good advice.
What would you do??? Please advise!!!