Welcome to week two 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 training plan here, if you want to check that out.
Monday: 4.5 easy miles. I accidentally stopped my watch after the first .5 miles, and then had to restart and forgot about that, which is how I ended up with 4.5 miles instead of 4. Oops! Average pace of 10:13. Pure Barre class.
Tuesday: Track Day! My first track workout in forever. I ran 1 mile to the track, did 12x400s with 1 minute recovery after each (between 2:00-2:10 for each 400), and ran about 1 mile home. Total of 5 miles at average pace (including warm up, recovery and cool down) of 9:31. This hurt. A lot. But, it got done! Thanks to my Oiselle teammate Caitlin for joining me at the track!
Wednesday: rest day, Pure Barre class
Thursday: New Year’s Eve! I ran a 10k out in Virginia to get in my tempo run. Ran the first 1.5 miles easy to warm up, then pushed it through mile 5 and ran the last .5 easy to cool down. 6.2 miles with a 9:09 average pace. This race was fun and I just barely PRed the 10k! I also met blog reader Mary, who said hi to me on the course – hi, Mary!!!
Friday: New Year’s Day! I woke up early and race a free 5k in DC hosted by the Mayor’s office. I ran to the start of the race to get in my four miles. I ran with Christy and we had a lot of fun! 4 miles with a 10:06 average pace.
Saturday: Long run day. Nine chilly miles at an average 10:11 pace. I got to run with my PR twin, Becca (our half and marathon PRs are almost exactly the same) and that was awesome. The miles flew by!
Sunday: Man, these Sunday runs are kind of torture. I’ve never really run on Sunday before and I’m having trouble convincing myself to do it. But, I got out there for 4 easy miles, with a 10:23 average pace.
Total mileage for the week: 33.18 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 63.78 miles
How was your training this past week? Anybody else do a TOUGH track workout???