Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 5

Preston and I arrived back home yesterday evening after spending four nights in the Outer Banks to celebrate my sister-in-law’s wedding.  I’ll share more pictures from our time at the beach once I have time to upload the over 300 photos we took on our camera (wait, people actually still use those?!?), but for now here’s a sneak preview from my sister-in-law’s gorgeous wedding.

With my sister-in-law before the wedding, and with Preston during cocktail hour

With my sister-in-law before the wedding, and with Preston during cocktail hour

Coming home from vacation, especially the beach, is never easy, but with work, half marathon training, and everything else going on right now (especially the craziness associated with buying our first house), there’s no option but to jump into this week head on and ready to go.

My workouts were pretty much nonexistent this past week.  I did run twice – on Monday and Thursday – but with the home inspection Tuesday after work, then driving down to the Outer Banks Wednesday after work, and several wedding and family related activities throughout the weekend, there just wasn’t much time to properly train this past week.

I did run once along the beach while we in the Outer Banks, and I ended my run with this gorgeous view of the Atlantic Ocean

I did run once along the beach while we in the Outer Banks, and I ended my run with this gorgeous view of the Atlantic Ocean

Mon 5/26 – 4.00 mile hill workout in the neighborhood, 0.34 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squats, abs, glutes, chest, back, arms

Tues 5/27 – “Rest” day, aka long day at work followed by our home inspection

Wed 5/28 – “Rest” day, aka travel day to the Outer Banks after work

Thurs 5/29 – 3.18 mile run at the beach, 0.32 mile cool down walk

Fri 5/30 – “Rest” day, aka my sister-in-law’s wedding day

Sat 5/31 – Rest day

Sun 6/1 – “Rest” day, aka travel day home

Total Weekly Mileage – 7.84 miles (5.73 miles less than week 4)

Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 61.58 miles

My training this past week didn’t go as planned, as I intended to run on Saturday.  Life happens, and sometimes an extra break will be better in the long run.  Clearly, getting back into a normal routine isn’t going to be the easiest thing to tackle this week, but of course there’s no choice but to do so.  I’m going to be challenged this week, but I’m prepared for that challenge and to see what I’m able to accomplish in the coming week.

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QOTD: How do you approach getting back into your normal routine after coming home from vacation?

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16 Responses to Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 5

  1. Sounds like you had a great weekend! Sometimes you just need that break. It is hard to get back into the swing of things after having time off. I just finally get my butt out the door and do it:) And know that I always feel better afterwards! ~L

  2. Pam says:

    Aww. love the photos from the wedding. You and Preston look fantastic and I love your dress! Getting back into training is not always easy, but writing down your workouts in advance for a week might be helpful. Each day it will get easier. Good luck with the house!

  3. What a great weekend! I must have missed a post some where, I didn’t know you guys found a house. I hope the home inspection went well!

  4. Katrina Elle says:

    I FORGIVE myself when I’m tired and having a hard time at first that’s for sure – way to go girlie!

  5. samtravels20 says:

    I ran this race last year – my first half marathon ever. Was a fairly easy course, just very humid! Training is key, but since I flubbed my training and still has a successful race, I think only getting two days in won’t hurt you in the end run. Good luck!

  6. What a fun weekend! And your dress is gorgeous! An extra rest day is ok…it may end up being better for you in the long run! You’ll be more rested this week to get back after it!

  7. runsaltrun says:

    What a gorgeous place to run! I absolutely love your dress too and the bride looks beautiful!
    I don’t get to go on vacation often (Really only once in the past couple years because of the baby), but I didn’t stop my usual routine while I was away. I think that definitely helped me stay motivated!

  8. Jennifer says:

    Congrats to your SIL. I love your dress Kathryn! Sounds like you had a nice weekend. I am slowly coming back from my unexpected “rest days” (I think I am almost back to normal – running wise I am in good shape… strength is another story). I am sure you will get back into the swing of things in no time 🙂

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