Moving week - I moved from my apartment to our almost-finished-construction house a half mile away. Though the distance was short, moving is still moving and it sucks. It was further complicated by the fact that our house has stairs. Many stairs. Which are architecturally appealing, but a pain for moving boxes around.
Fortunately, my coach and I had decided some time ago to build a "whatever" week into my schedule - a week with no major "must complete" workout, or big race. So I scheduled my move for that week. It was nice to be able to move without any "MUST DO" workouts to worry about.
Even though I hired professional movers, there was still a lot of work to be done on my end - installing shelves in closets (I *love* Elfa), opening boxes and carrying stuff around, etc. Plus, due to concerns about flooding from an imminent hurricane, I spent Thursday relocating many of my boxes from a seepage-prone basement up a flight of stairs. Hurricane Joachim did decide to take a right turn and skip us - everyone in the mid-Atlantic can thank my and my box moving for that. I assure you that we would have had a direct hit, had I left my boxes in the basement. The end result was that I was pretty tired, with dead legs. Lesson: don't expect to have a good track workout if you do an extended "stairclimbing with weights" workout the day before.
As you can see from the log below, I kept my running mileage up this week (with the exception of a shorter long run) but cut out a lot of my normal cross-training, including yoga, evening pool-running, and upper body strengthwork. Part of this was that I only have so many hours in the day, and moving took up many of them. Additionally, moving is a LOT of physical work, and reducing the cross-training kept my overall physical workload fairly consistent. I think this was the best balance to strike to keep the marathon training moving forward without digging myself into a hole.
This coming week is a cutback, as I race Army 10 Miler on Sunday.