This was a great week running wise – I skipped a run but PRed big time on Sunday (more about that in a future race recap). 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: 6.2 really rainy, windy and cold miles!
Tuesday: 3×1600 out on the trail. Not an easy workout but I was happy to get it done!
Wednesday: Rest day is the best day!
Thursday: I did something I never do. I skipped my run. I talked about it on Instagram and I think that picture said it all.
Someone asked me how I balance everything I have going on in my life. I thought it was a great question – I’m going to write a blog post on the topic soon. But in short, the answer is I don’t. I’m usually killing it in about 4 areas and barely hanging on in 2. The ratio changes often, sometimes daily, and I accept that. For example, I didn’t run a tempo run today because I’m still uncomfortable going to my trail in the dark alone in the mornings.Sometimes I can wait to start running until the sun comes up and just get to work a little later, but today I had an early appointment. So I punted it and thought I’d run after work. Then I got home and realized I have to wash clothes, pack for an upcoming trip and I was still answering work emails. I decided to give myself grace. I cracked open a beer and changed into sweats. Not perfect but it’s okay because I know tomorrow I’ll be right back out there killing it on the pavement. In the meantime, I’m killing it in the clean house front & the work front & the nice wife & good dog mommy front. I’ll take that and be happy with it. #grace #realtalk
Friday: Five easy miles before work to kick off the day.
Saturday: Traveled to Phoenix for a team meet up with my Oiselle teammates. It was a long day, but no running.
Sunday: Phoenix Women’s Half – I will be writing a race recap this week for this but it turned out to be a pretty solid PR. I ran1:52:42 and had a really good day! It was nice to run in the sun again. 🙂
Total mileage for the week: 29.7 miles
Total mileage for the year: 133.89 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 257.44 miles
How was your week? Did anyone else race this past weekend?