Welcome to week eleven of my Shamrock Half Marathon Training Recap. Each week, I’ll share how my training went and what the week looked like. I’m doing this because: 1) I love reading about how other folks train and 2) it’s great for me to have a record of what I did each week. Also, honestly, it helps keep me accountable when I know I’ll be writing about it. I also post almost all of my runs on Instagram as well. I wrote about my thoughts on my training plan after a couple months here, if you want to check that out.
Last week was really tough and I antiquated this week to be a challenge as well, since I was starting a new job. It was definitely hard but I made it through and now I’m just two weeks out from Shamrock and I feel ready. Here’s the recap of the week:
Monday: I ran four miles after work for our local Oiselle team’s run club. It was a fun nighttime run amongst the monuments.
Tuesday: 3×2 mile repeats. Super hard but super successful – each of my mile splits was under 9 minutes, except for one. I felt very accomplished.
Wednesday: rest day from running – 6am tough Pure Barre class.
Thursday: Best run of the week. I managed seven total miles before work – five of those at tempo pace. Tempo splits: 8:48/8:54/8:51/9:06/8:57. I’m gonna be honest – running seven hard miles before work is not. easy.
Friday: 3.2 morning miles.
Saturday: Long run day! Twelve super solid miles with my girls. We ran a strong 9:50 average pace and I felt very confident after this run. My legs (my whole body, really) was very tired going into this run, so to have it be successful was great.
Sunday: An easy 5k to conclude the week and then a super fun Soul Cycle class. Soul Cycle has been doing pop up classes in various cities and I was invited to the DC popup. I brought my friend with me and we had a blast.
I would’ve liked to get more Pure Barre in this week but honestly, with my new job, running lots of miles and just life, I was barely keeping my head above water this week. I’m proud of the work I put in.
Total mileage for the week: 35.38 miles
Total mileage for the year: 315.51 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 361.62 miles
It’s taper time over here and I am EXCITED!