Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 2

Another super busy week, another okay week of training.  I foresee this being the theme of my spring time training, but part of that is because spring in general tends to be a very busy time of year for me (as it is for most people).  While I completed all of my planned mileage, I unfortunately didn’t have enough time to weight train as much as I would have liked to, or do any yoga.  Between work, house hunting, being out of town for the second weekend in a row, and everything else going on, life has just been super busy lately, and it certainly took its toll on my training this past week.

Towards the end of the week I was also feeling very run down, and starting Friday evening started having indigestion issues, that continued through Sunday and impacted my running of the BA5k Sunday morning.  Not feeling 100% on top of being super busy just didn’t equate to the most productive week of training.

I know that not every week is going to be stellar.  As I say with my difficult runs, I’ll be using my feelings about this past week of training to help fuel my motivation not only for this coming week but the weeks to come.

Mon 5/5 – Rest day

Tues 5/6 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.21 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs

Wed 5/7 – Rest day

Thurs 5/8 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.36 mile cool down walk, glutes, abs, arms, shoulders

Fri 5/9 – Rest day

Sat 5/10 – Rest day

Sun 5/11 – BA5k, 1.26 mile run (to meet my planned 4 miles per my training plan)

Total Weekly Mileage – 11.11 miles (1.72 miles less than week 1)

Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 23.94 miles

Like I said earlier, I’ll be using my struggles from this past week as fuel to help motivate me going forward.  Not every run or every week is going to be easy, but as Olympian Wilma Rudolph once said, “The triumph can’t be had without the struggle.”

rudolph quote

QOTD: How do you look at difficult runs and training weeks?  Do you try to forget about them, or use them to fuel your motivation going forward?

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18 Responses to Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 2

  1. Bad runs happen a lot. Especially if you are busy/stressed. I try to just forget about them and keep going. There’ll be good runs as well. Sometimes there’s no rhyme or reason. Of course, injury, overtraining, travel, lack of sleep, etc can all play a part too.

  2. Kristin says:

    Hey!! It sounds like you’re very busy!! When I have a bad training week, I move on and make the next week better than ever!

  3. irenejean says:

    My first reaction is to get frustrated after a difficult training week, but then I use them to make the next week better. I hope this week is awesome for you!

  4. I love that you are being positive about your hard training week! I agree that this time of year is super busy…especially for teachers. You’re doing great!

  5. Yup, you just forget and move on to next week. Worrying about it won’t get you anywhere. Here’s to a great new week!

  6. Bad runs happen! I just try to forget about them and move on. I always take a lesson from them though, just don’t dwell. If I was tired or not feeling well before a bad run then for the next time, I know that doesn’t prudce a good result so it’s best to skip it. Or substitute a walk around the neighborhood!

  7. Being sick is the worst and being sick and trying to train for a run is even worse. You feel like you should run even though you don’t feel 100% but you are so much better to just rest, get better and then come back to it when you are all better. When bad runs happen to me I try and write them off and move on, not always easy though.

  8. Jennifer says:

    We are def living parallel lives! Hope your stomach is feeling better. When I have a bad run, I usually remind myself “the next run can’t be as bad as this.” (usually it ends up better). Have a good week!

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