The end of week 4 marks the halfway point of my training cycle for Rock ‘n’ Roll USA. I must admit, the current winter weather has led to me being very unmotivated to train for this upcoming race. Between the snow, the cold, and a couple of days of not feeling 100%, I haven’t been putting forth the training effort that I’d like to be at this point. I definitely have a case of the winter running blues.
Thursday and Friday were snow days. The DC area received the most snow its seen since Snowmageddon in 2010. The current forecast is calling for 60 degree weather by the end of this coming week, which would definitely aide in helping me find the motivation and desire to train as thoroughly as I did when I was preparing for the Disney World Half Marathon.
Hopefully this is just a slump that I’m in. Although it took me awhile to get going this week, I’m very proud of what I accomplished in the later part of the week, especially my eight mile run yesterday, which is the furthest I’ve run since Disney World. Hopefully the enthusiasm I found late in the week will carry me forward over the next month as I finish preparing for Rock ‘n’ Roll DC!
Mon 2/10 – Rest day
Tues 2/11 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.54 mile cool down walk, abs
Wed 2/12 – Glutes, legs
Thurs 2/13 – Rest day
Fri 2/14 – 3.50 mile treadmill run, 0.58 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs, chest, back, arms, shoulders, glutes
Sat 2/15 – Rest day
Sun 2/16 – 8.00 mile treadmill run, 0.78 mile cool down walk, foam rolling
Total Weekly Mileage – 16.50 miles (2.98 miles more than week 3)
Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 57.37 miles
QOTD: How does winter weather affect your attitude towards training?