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.
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.
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!