Welcome to week twelve of my Shamrock Half Marathon Training Recap. Each week, I’ll share how my training went and what the week looked like. I’m doing 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 wrote about my thoughts on my training plan after a couple months here, if you want to check that out.
This week was just as challenging as last week – I had some good runs and a couple that felt really tough. I also went to Pure Barre three times, which was great, but exhausting! Here’s the recap of the week:
Monday: Four easy morning miles. Plus Pure Barre after work.
Tuesday: 4×1 mile repeats. I took these to the track and Caitlin joined me for her run. It was sufficiently challenging but felt great to hit all my splits. Mile splits: 8:36/8:45/8:46/8:40 – plus warm up and cool down. Pure Barre after work again so I could take a total rest day on Wednesday.
Wednesday: Rest day!!!
Thursday: Tempo Thursday – one mile warm up, four tempo miles and one mile cool down. My legs felt tired but all miles were at or faster than race pace. Holla!
Friday: Just over four and a half morning miles.
Saturday: Just under eight miles before cheering at Rock N Roll DC for about three hours. Best day, so fun!
Sunday: Rest day
This is it, folks. Race week is here. The Hansons plan doesn’t have you really taper that much, so I’m modifying the schedule a bit. My plan is to run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and then Saturday (the 8k) and Sunday (the half marathon).
Total mileage for the week: 28.89 miles
Total mileage for the year: 344.51 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 390.51 miles
It’s RACE WEEK and I am EXCITED!
Do you love spectating races as much as I do?