Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 7

After a couple weeks of being off track with my training (I’ll thank being out of town for two weddings and a couple of super busy weeks at work for this), I’m so happy to report that I got back on track with my training this past week.  Although I faced difficulties with my body during the early part of the week, by midweek I felt like myself again and was ready to focus on my training.

During the week I felt the good sore that you feel after a couple of tough but good workouts, and then on Saturday it felt incredible to complete an eight mile run.  The last time I ran any distance longer than a 5k was over Memorial Day weekend.

There's nothing like a good sweaty workout to help get you back into your training routine!

There’s nothing like a good sweaty workout to help get you back into your training routine!

Mon 6/9 – 15 minutes of yoga

Tues 6/10 – Rest day

Wed 6/11 – 2.82 mile treadmill run, 0.44 mile cool down walk, legs, glutes, shoulders, arms, chest, abs

Thurs 6/12 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 0.46 mile cool down walk, abs, glutes, arms, chest, back, shoulders

Fri 6/13 – Rest day

Sat 6/14 – 8.07 mile run on the W&OD Trail, 0.58 mile cool down walk

Sun 6/15 – Rest day

Total Weekly Mileage – 14.98 miles (3.29 miles more than week 6)

Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 88.25 miles

I’m hoping to take my successful week and use it as fuel for my training in the coming weeks.  If I can have more weeks going forward like this past one was, I can only imagine how well prepared I’ll be for Virginia Beach in another ten weeks.  The pain and soreness that I experienced this past week was well worth it, as it paid off in an overall successful week, as well as a huge runner’s high.

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QOTD: How do you motivate yourself to get back on track?

Don’t forget: today is your last opportunity to enter my Vega Sport giveaway for your opportunity to win a sample pack of endurance gels and protein bars!

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16 Responses to Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 7

  1. Chaitali says:

    Congrats on the great training week! That’s awesome that you felt so good after the 8 mile run 🙂 Having a race on the horizon and a specific training plan are definitely great motivators. I’m looking forward to my new training group starting this week as I’m hoping that will be a good motivator too.

  2. Katrina Elle says:

    Get it girlie what another great week for you!

  3. Nice work! Can’t believe how quickly RnR Va Beach is coming!

  4. I motivate myself when I look in the mirror and remember how good it feels to workout. If I don’t get them in, I get uhm, snappy so I make sure to incorporate them to save others. 🙂 It looks like you are off to an awesome week!

  5. Lindsey says:

    Woohoo! Great week! We had amazing weather up here for running this weekend 🙂

  6. Jennifer says:

    Way to go! And you got your yoga in. PS – I got my training schedule today and the Leesburg 20K fits! I will be signing up tonight and use it as a training run 🙂

  7. Nice going! You are well on your way to having a successful race at RnR VB

    Oh, and I finally decided to sign up to run RnR VB too!! Yay!!

  8. You are totally gonna Rock VA Beach girl! I kind of wish I was running it but then again when I am doing my training runs here at home and I feel like i’m gonna die from the heat, it doesn’t bother me that I won’t be there.

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