Well, hello there, new training cycle. I am back at it, having picked my spring goal race – now that I know that I am headed to Berlin to run the marathon in the fall, I have decided to chase a half marathon PR this spring. Since 2017 will involve a relatively expensive trip, I’ve decided to stay local for my spring half marathon and run the B&A Trail Half Marathon. This is actually a rails to trails paved path – not a technical trail race. It’s in late March and the timing works on great for me. I have enough time to train and then will have some down time before jumping into marathon training over the summer. I’m excited about my plan and about this race and will be sharing my training recaps each week. Each week during this training cycle, 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’m starting a weekly link up for Training Recaps – let’s support each other as we train this winter! Please do link up!
Monday: Rest day – I switched rest days this week because I had a fun Holiday Lights Run planned for Wednesday.
Tuesday: Speed work! This was my first workout since before Chicago. 8×600 at 5k/10k race pace plus a warm up and cool down. A total of six miles and I hit all my workout paces! Hard but glad to finish strong.
Wednesday: 3.8 holiday miles with gals on the Oiselle team. Super fun and we met Elizabeth Warren while getting burgers after. Win!
Thursday: Tempo Thursday! Three tempo miles – 8:27/8:27/8:33 – that was hard! I was lucky that Caitlin joined me on the trail. Those warm up and cool down miles were so good. The three in the middle were a bit rough!
Friday: Easy freezing five miles + Pure Barre class.
Saturday: Six easy miles with my running group.
Sunday: Easy three to end the week.
Total mileage for the week: 29.9 miles
Total mileage for the year: 1338 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 29.9 miles
Are you training for a race? Link up your training recap!