I took this week as a recovery week after last weekend’s half marathon PR. I thought it was important for me to recover, regroup and focus on what my new goal will be for my half in March (more on that in a forthcoming post). Anyway, on the this week’s half marathon training recap. Each week during this training cycle (I’m training for the B&A Trail Half Marathon – a relatively small, rails to trail half in March), I will share how my training went and what the week looked like. I do 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’ve started a weekly link up for Training Recaps – let’s support each other as we train this winter! Please do link up!
Monday: A challenging hike up a mountain in Phoenix. Boy did my quads HATE me by the time the hike was done!
Tuesday: OH MY WORD. My legs were on FIRE. 2.5 very slow miles in the morning and then a three mile walk home after work for 5.5 total on the day.
Wednesday: Rest day is the best day!
Thursday: Just under 5 miles run commuting home with Caitlin! So fun!
Friday: Another rest day – I tried very intentionally to take a rest this week. While I didn’t take the whole week off running, I figured I deserved a bit of recovery after a very strong race.
Saturday: Ten very CHILLY miles with my run club gals. The 9:42 pace felt very easy, which was nice!
Sunday: Twenty minutes of Jasyoga – hip reset. It was very much needed and felt great!
Total mileage for the week: 17.3 miles (plus a few more walking, but I don’t count those in my total)
Total mileage for the year: 151.19 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 274.74 miles
How was your week? Who else sometimes needs a GOOD stretch?