Monday, November 24, 2014

week in review: november 17–23

Dopey Challenge Training: Week 21

Monday, November 17rest day

Tuesday, November 18: unscheduled rest day

Wednesday, November 19: rest day

Thursday, November 20unscheduled rest day

Friday, November 21rest day 

Saturday, November 22unscheduled rest day

Sunday, November 23rest day

Weekly mileage: 0 - week was spent catching up on life and lots of rest
Total mileage for Dopey Challenge Training: 314.58 miles

The week was pretty much a wash. I was so exhausted from the trip and traveling that I couldn't manage much else other than getting unpacked, cleaning, laundry, and working. I have a cold so I tried to up my Vitamin C intake and get some rest, since this week's training is pretty intense (first trial of the Dopey Challenge – 4 days of running, eeks!). I can already tell this winter is going to be rough as far as my health and training are concerned, but I shall power through. 

On the plus side, I went to the Fitz and the Tantrums concert Saturday night with some friends and had a great time. Though, I'm sure being out and about and not getting to bed until late didn't help my cause at all.

I'm looking forward to some races this week, along with family time for Thanksgiving, not to mention all of the delicious food. I won't feel too guilty stuffing my face since I'll be putting in so many miles later this week, which I'm hoping will be outside and not on the treadmill. Fingers crossed for no wind over the weekend! I can manage through the cold, but the crazy winds we've been having lately have been rough. 

So what's on deck this week?
Tuesday: 30–45 minutes
Thursday: 4 mile Turkey Trot
Friday: 4 miles walking
Saturday: Grant Park Turkey Trot 5k, Ugly Sweater 5k + another 4 miles to make 10 (I'll mostly be walking to save the legs for Sunday)
Sunday: 23 miles - - ahhhhhhh! Someone give me advice and words of encouragement, as I am starting to freak out a little bit.

How was your week/end? Did training go well? Are you running a Turkey Trot? Big plans for Thanksgiving?

P.S. Make sure to review your race(s) on, and join us for #BibChat tomorrow night at 8pm CT.


  1. I've been training but I can't seem to get those longer runs in! Have fun at your turkey trot! -M

  2. Have a good week. I am looking fwd to a Thursday Turkey Trot as well.


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