This week was hard. It was emotionally draining for a variety of reasons and I think that bled over into my runs. I got my runs in but a couple were a touch shorter than they should’ve been and I honestly just felt kind of blah most of the week. I’m happy that I seemed to be coming out of it on today’s run and I’m looking forward to a better week this upcoming week. 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: I again did my speed workout on Monday – this time because I knew I’d be up late watching the Alabama game and wouldn’t want to do a hard workout Tuesday morning. I did this one on the treadmill over lunch and nailed it. 1% incline, 5×1000 at 7.2 mph. It was tough. I also went to Pure Barre, after work before the game started.
Tuesday: I was SO sore from Monday’s workout. I did not run but went to FlyWheel for a spin class after work with work friends and had a really great stretch once I got home.
Wednesday: 5.7 easy miles with Jen from Bubbly Runner. It was a lovely pre-sunrise run!
Thursday: Tempo Thursday! I ran after work on the National Mall and I got freaked out when I saw rats. Yuck!
Friday: Easy 4.6 with Caitlin. It had been WAY too long since we’d run together so this was a much needed treat!
Saturday: 8.2 chilly, somewhat rainy miles. On a side note, I saw Hidden Figures on Saturday. If you haven’t seen it yet – GO. It was wonderful and so inspiring. Not to be missed.
Sunday: 4.6 really nice miles. I felt good and strong and am looking forward to a new week.
Total mileage for the week: 33.22 miles
Total mileage for the year: 66.72 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 190.27 miles
Have a lovely day and be sure to link up if you are training!