my husband and i are heading out west this summer. super excited. love road trips.
we have everything reserved from hotels to campsites to rental car. this was before i decided to commit to a marathon. now that i am in the Chicago Marathon and will be in training, i am obsessed with how to get my runs in during this vacation. cross training? no problem.
we will be in a national park, camping, and no gym nearby to walk to at least. due to my fear of bears i will not be running in the park. absolutely not. and i have never been camping.
so last night i spent a couple of hours comparing my training schedule to my vacation plan. where will we be? does the hotel have a fitness center? how close is a fitness center? can i juggle a couple of days around without sacrificing my training days? long runs too close together? aaaahh!
i made a few phone calls, and came up with a plan.
not a great one, but it will work. so thankful to have a husband who understands my need to train on vacation. some people work during vacation. i run.
i am going to make a point of not discussing my training the entire time we are on vacation. and there are two days we will be driving to a gym, so i can get my miles in on a treadmill. yeah, he is the best. or maybe he just wants to avoid my crazy when i cannot run? possibly.
have you gone on a vacation during your training? how did it go? did you miss a day or two? did you miss a long run? did missing a run impact your marathon in the end?