After a disappointing week 7, the past week of my training more than made up for it! Not only did I reach a new PDR (personal distance record), but my weekly mileage total is starting to rapidly climb back up towards what many of my summer weekly total’s were. You have to remember that since I’m a teacher I have much more time to train and workout when school isn’t in session, so the fact that despite my typical 9-10 hour days at work I was able to complete as many training miles as I did this week is something that I’m very proud of.
On Saturday I completed my weekly long run. Since I’m no longer focusing on decreasing my 10K pace, my focus from here on out will be on building my endurance in preparation for the half marathon. My training plan had me slated to run seven miles this past weekend, and for the next several weeks I’ll be alternating every weekend between four mile long runs and gradually increasing my mileage the following weekend. Week 10 has me slated to reach another new PDR – 8 miles! I can’t wait to see what happens in the weeks to come!
After setting my new PDR, Preston and I celebrated with date night in the city at a fun tapas lounge. We came across this place last winter when I purchased a Groupon, and this Saturday’s dinner was our second visit there. We shared sangria and several tapas – a perfect way to relax after I ran seven miles and he ran 11!
Mon 10/21 – 3.37 mile treadmill run, kettlebell squat swings, abs
Tues 10/22 – Rest day
Wed 10/23 – 3.38 mile treadmill run, abs, legs, glutes, arms, back, shoulders
Thurs 10/24 - Rest day
Fri 10/25 – 4.00 mile treadmill walk (which I powerwalked at a 14:00 min/mile pace!), abs
Sat 10/26 – 7.04 mile run on the W&OD Trail, 1.13 mile cool down walk on the trail
Sun 10/27 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 18.92 miles (8.67 miles more than week 7)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 115.55 miles
QOTD: How do you celebrate training milestones?