I’ve always believed in honesty being the best policy. Many have shared with me that they appreciated the honest recap I wrote about my first half marathon, especially about the frustrations I experienced during the race and the pain I endured while running it.
So if I’m going to be completely honest, this week of training was a rough one. It wasn’t rough because I faced physical difficulty or pain, but it was difficult motivation wise. My frustrations this past week is part of what drove my monthly goal setting. While I know that the weather shouldn’t be an excuse for not training, it certainly hasn’t made making myself motivated any easier.
Despite my lack of motivation early in the week, the weather warmed up nicely and on Sunday I was able to run a 10k outside. Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction that we’ll have six more weeks of winter, the temperature hit 59 degrees during my run Sunday afternoon!
Mon 1/27 – Rest day
Tues 1/28 – 2.50 mile treadmill run, 0.83 mile cool down walk, abs, glutes
Wed 1/29 – Rest day
Thurs 1/30 – Abs, glutes, resistance band strength training for my ankle
Fri 1/31 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.53 mile cool down walk
Sat 2/1 – Rest day
Sun 2/2 – 6.28 mile run on the W&OD Trail
Total Weekly Mileage – 13.24 miles (0.13 miles more than week 1)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 27.35 miles
QOTD: How do you stay motivated during the cold winter months?