Week 7 was a week of high expectations and lower than expected results. What I mean by that is I was a bit ambitious in what I wanted to accomplish (I wanted to train more than three days last week, adding in a day on the elliptical to my three planned runs), but my body didn’t agree with that mission.
The hilly Charlottesville Fall Classic 10K course left my body very sore and achy. I took my planned rest day on Monday, but then running back to back days on Tuesday and Wednesday resulted in unplanned rest on Friday. I had also hoped to get a walk in on Sunday, but was beyond exhausted and napped the afternoon away instead.
The highlight of my week was my first volunteer race experience at the Army Ten Miler yesterday morning. It was an unforgettable experience that I cannot wait to have the chance to reflect on, especially as to how it will affect my attitude and approach at future races.
Mon 10/14 – Rest day
Tues 10/15 – 2.64 mile treadmill run, arms, chest, back
Wed 10/16 – 3.38 mile treadmill run, kettlebell squat swings, abs, legs
Thurs 10/17 – Rest day
Fri 10/18 – Rest day
Sat 10/19 – 4.23 mile hill workout in the neighborhood surrounding my apartment
Sun 10/20 – “Rest” day, on my feet all morning while volunteering at the Army Ten Miler
Total Weekly Mileage – 10.25 miles (2.72 miles less than week 6)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 96.63 miles
QOTD: Do you push through training when you’re body is tired, or do you listen to what your body tells you to do?