We’re inching closer to race day! 3 weeks from Sunday!!! My goal for this half marathon was to stick to the training plan. And I have to say, while not perfect, I’ve done a pretty darn good job of sticking to it! I scheduled two weekday runs, one weekend run, and 3 cross training days and one rest day per week. I’ve not missed a long run, but there were a few weekday runs that didn’t happen. I lost 5 days to illness a few weeks ago and I’ve missed a weekday run here or there due to weather. Such is life as a stroller pushing mother runner.
I did get quite a few snowy runs in, whenever I could run stroller-free. And I don’t mind a snowy run. Actually I quite like running in the falling snow, though I’m not too big a fan of running in a foot of snow. The below freezing temperatures, though. That’s the worst part of training for a spring race. I don’t enjoy putting on layers of fleece lined clothes, or the burning sensation of freezing fingers, or that it takes me the rest of the day to regulate my body temperature. It was a rough winter. On the one hand I’m glad I had the half marathon on my schedule because it got me out the door on days I might not have ventured out. I definitely ran a lot more this winter than last because of the race. But I’m not sure I’ll be willing to sign up for another spring half marathon. I’d need to move further south first!
So here’s the recap for the week.
Saturday – rest day (due to rain)
Sunday – 10.2 miles @10:30 pace with my BRF Jess
Monday – Girls Gone Sporty Total Body AMRAP
Tuesday – 3.2 miles at 9:05 pace – I ran old school style! My phone lost it’s will to live on Saturday and the old backup doesn’t really do anything but make phone calls, so it was just me and my stop watch (and Road ID).
Wednesday – pyramid workout of squats, pushups and crunches (I wasn’t feeling very inspired and I was pressed for time)
Thursday – 5.1 miles (pushing a stroller in the wind!) at 10:30 pace (with Jess) And despite feeling like I didn’t work really hard the day before my chest muscles were sore while pushing that stroller!
Friday – a yet to be determined home workout. Probably the next video on the GGS Bootcamp.
Sorry for the lack of photos this week! I know you like seeing my red, sweaty face, but well, with the phone issue…………
I’m really happy with my long run this past week. 10 miles felt like no big deal, so I know I can get to 13.1 come race day!