Week 6 started off with trying to play catch up at home. Although the last day I ran during week 5 was on Friday, being out of town for the weekend supporting my in-laws during the Susan G. Komen 3 Day walk and returning home Sunday evening made cause for having to spend Monday evening after work running errands and taking care of laundry. Although I would have preferred to have run that evening and not taken my third rest day in a row, too many chores had to be taken care of.
The highlight of week 6 was running my third 10K, the Charlottesville Fall Classic. Because of the race and the hopes that I would continue to cut time off of my 10K pace like I did during week 5, I took it pretty easy this past week. Although the extra rest time didn’t pay off in terms of a new 10K PR, it did help ensure that I was in the best condition possible for facing a very challenging course during Sunday’s race.
With this Sunday’s race, my last major race before January’s half marathon, behind me, I’ll be increasing my long run distance pretty much every week starting with week 8. My training plan has me taking a slight mileage break this week, and then I’ll be consistently upping my long run distance almost every week going forward between now and the last couple weeks leading up to the Disney World Half Marathon. Since my current PDR (personal distance record) is 7 miles, I’m excited to see what my body can do as I push the mileage higher and higher!
Mon 10/7 – Rest day
Tues 10/8 – 3.22 mile treadmill run, kettlebell squat swings, abs
Wed 10/9 – Rest day
Thurs 10/10 – 3.41 mile treadmill run, abs, arms, chest, back, glutes
Fri 10/11 – Rest day
Sat 10/12 – Rest day
Sun 10/13 – Charlottesville Fall Classic 10K
Total Weekly Mileage – 12.97 miles (0.40 miles more than week 5)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 86.38 miles
QOTD: During major race weeks, do you focus more on letting your body rest or more on practicing your running?