Amazingly, the Navy Air Force Half Marathon is HERE! Yes, amazingly, the race is this weekend. I completely thought I had more time — isn’t that always the case? However, I’m happy to report a good weekend of training despite hellish weather (literally. This was one of the hottest weeks we’ve had in DC all summer long. Boo). Here is this week’s training recap: (side note: this will be the last training recap for awhile, until I decide on my game plan for the rest of 2014 – basically, if I will race another marathon this year or not). I am linking up with Tara for her weekend update. Go check out her awesome blog and some of the other great bloggers who link up with her!
Monday: Labor Day! We trekked out to Kings Dominion and spent the day running around the amusement park and relaxing in the lazy river. It was delightful, HOT and definitely a workout!
Tuesday: Pure Barre. The addiction is real, y’all!
Wednesday: 10×400. It was really hot and it felt like we were running through mud. However, we actually knocked this workout out of the park. With 2.5 miles of speedwork, those two miles averaged 7:41 and 7:50. Boom! Oh, and I went to Pure Barre.
Thursday: Pure Barre for the third day in a row.
Friday: 4 miles, 3 of those being tempo miles. The weather was AWFUL. We decided to just run by feel and not worry about pace. I wanted to keep the tempo miles around 9-ish (really, sub 9). The first one was 9:30 and the next two were in the 8:40s. Given the temperatures, I felt like we definitely worked during that run.
Saturday: 8 solo HOT HUMID miles. Ugh. Julie (smartly) refused to run in Saturday’s awful weather so I was on my own. I tried to take it easy and just concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other. I would’ve liked to run it a bit faster, but I also would’ve liked the temps to not be in the 80s with 80% humidity. What can you do! Here were my splits:
9:47, 10:00. 9:56, 10:10, 10:17, 9:58, 10:32, 10:27 for an average of 10:09. Like I said, not exactly what I wanted (I wanted to be about 45 seconds slower than goal race pace, not 60), given the weather, I have no complaints (well, except the weather :)).
I was so gross after this run and very happy to be done. I’ll be sharing my goals for the race later this week. All in all, I’m happy with my training and excited to run on Sunday!
How was your training this past week?