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Illinois Marathon Training Recap Week 5

By Alyssa_dld @alyssa_dld
Another week, another recap.
This week went well, I managed to get in all my runs even though I had to extend my training "week" by one day.  Christmas shopping took over most of my day on Friday and then I turned around and went shopping with my family again on Saturday.  I've realized shopping wears me out, especially when I am with my family.  Thankfully, I only need to pick up a few snacks to finish out all my gifts.  Which I will be doing tonight at Hy-Vee when I swing through Dubuque on my drive to my parent's house.  Yippee!
Here's what I did for the week.
  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: 5 miles treadmill
  • Wednesday: Spin class
  • Thursday: 4.5 mile with 3 @9:22 with 1% incline
  • Friday: Shopping/Off
  • Saturday: 2 mile walk
  • Sunday: 2 mile walk with 0.5 mile run
  • Monday: 10 mile on treadmill around 9:40 pace
I pushed my long run back to Monday this week because I wasn't able to squeeze it in over the weekend.  I had tentatively planned to do it on Friday, but I slept too long after the concert on Thursday night and didn't want to make Matt wait around for 1.5+ hours while I ran.  Saturday and Sunday I slept too late again after being up late with the deer incident on Friday night and playing dominoes with Matt's family till 2 am on Saturday.  Doing a long run on a treadmill is not very appealing to me, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.
I spent so many weekends this past summer doing long runs on Saturday and long bikes on Sunday that I feel a bit guilty doing long runs when I am home with my family.  Not so much when we are just lying around doing nothing, but times when they want to do something.  I should just get up early on the mornings and get my long run done early, but I don't want to give up my late nights either.  I hope I am a little better about getting in my runs in the next couple of days while I am in Iowa. 
Any suggestions for getting long runs in while visiting family?

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