The weather this week continued on its crazy super cold one day / shorts weather the next pattern but it warmed up in time for the weekend which led to a wonderful weekend of runs – and my second weekend in a row wearing shorts! I can’t believe that I’m just over a month away from my goal race. Time is flying! 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: 4 easy miles to start the week.
Tuesday: Redemption after last week’s terrible workout.
After I set a new PR in Phoenix, I knew I had to change my goal for the BA Half to reflect my new PR. I had a difficult time settling on my goal but finally did so over the weekend (look for the blog post on this tomorrow). With a new (faster) goal, comes new nerves about hitting paces. After my miserable attempt at 3×1 @ 8:20 a week ago, today’s 4×1.5 @ 8:20 seemed near impossible. I felt like I needed a good run to get my confidence back. I got my wishes with a great (not easy, but well executed) run. A pace of 8:20 translates to a 12:30 1.5 mi repeat. My splits: 12:16/12:15/12:10/12:18. Ready to tackle Tuesday!!
Wednesday: Pure Barre class!
Thursday: 7.5 miles, with 5 at tempo with my friend Leeanne. It was very windy but we had a good run!
Friday: I woke up with a horrible migraine so didn’t run in the morning but did take my 250th Pure Barre class after work!!! It was an ass kicker and so awesome!
Saturday: I hosted a Oiselle team bRUNch – we ran ten easy miles and then had an awesome brunch!
Sunday: Easy 6.5 miles with Dawn to end the week! Plus some foam rolling afterwards.
Total mileage for the week: 35.5miles
Total mileage for the year: 221.71 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 345.26 miles
What’s the weather like in your neck of the woods?