I hope everyone has recovered from break and enjoyed a productive and not too painful return back to work this past week. We had yucky weather here, but I was happy to return to work and see coworkers who had taken vacation. Anyway, on the this week’s 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: Since it was my last day off, I did my Tuesday workout on Monday instead. 3×1600 – 8:21/8:26/8:28 – in the pouring rain of course. But it got done!
Tuesday: I had trouble waking up on another rainy, cold morning so only ended up having time for three miles instead of five. The dark and the rain were not awesome. Pure Barre after work.
Wednesday: 2 mile walk home from work.
Thursday: Tempo Thursday! This was not a great run. I explained more on Instagram.
Ugh. Hansons plans are so interesting. The mileage is less for the half plan but my paces are much faster than when I was marathon training. Six struggle miles but I was able to hit my tempo paces (avg 8:33). Didn’t feel great though. Anyone else really struggling to get up and run in the dark? I’m having such a hard time getting out in the dark and so I wait and then by the time I start running, I feel rushed. I really need to fast forward a month or so when the sun starts rising earlier! 🌓🌓🌓
Friday: Easy four over my lunch break – I needed a run when the sun was already up and this was that run.
Saturday: A cold, somewhat snowy run. It started to snow near the end but it was light and pretty so I didn’t mind one bit. Just over ten miles.
Sunday: I had plans to run 5 easy miles – but I waited until later in the day and then my dog got sick and I didn’t want to leave her. So I skipped the run – it’s not something I do often, but life does occasionally happen.
Total mileage for the week: 30 miles
Total mileage for the year: 33.5 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 157.05 miles
Have a lovely day and be sure to link up if you are training!