Leveraging my training log for Santa Barbara, I’ve populated myCal with a workout plan for Portland. Almost as soon as I laid it all out, I had to modify it in order to accommodate my ever growing social schedule. The camping trip moved up my long run to Friday – so as not to worry about finding 12 consecutive miles (in addition to the time) to run. This week’s 6-mile race with also require some juggling of the schedule by either having me double back on the point-to-point course or move the long run to another day. Then there is DD’s upcoming visit which honestly has moved 3 times already so I’m not sure if any amount of planning will be adequate to account for it.
Honestly, I’ve always needed to be extremely flexible in my training approach. This is the reason Jeff gave me the nickname Gumbyhead shortly after he started coaching me in 2007. When things like fallen trees or downed fences tried to obstruct my training, I’d just “gumby it” and move on. I don’t know why I thought this training would be any different.