Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 9

Wahoo, I’m officially halfway through this training cycle!  Overall, this has been a very successful training cycle thus far, and I’m only 5.5 miles away from meeting my June mileage goal.  With today being the last day of the month, you know that I’ll be doing some extra walking after my run today in order to ensure that I meet my monthly goal.

The highlight of this week was my several speedy runs.  As I reflected upon last week, my hard work, focus, and persistence has been paying off.  My pace has slowly been getting faster and faster, and this past week I finally crushed my goal to run a sub-31 minute 5k.

sub-31 min 5k

The high that my speedy run early in the week left my on carried me through the rest of a very productive and successful week of training.

Mon 6/23 – 35 minutes of yoga

Tues 6/24 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.85 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs

Wed 6/25 – 2.59 mile powerwalk (14:10 min/mile pace), arms, shoulders

Thurs 6/26 – 3.25 mile treadmill run, 0.37 mile cool down walk, glutes, legs, abs

Fri 6/27 – Rest day

Sat 6/28 – 4.00 mile treadmill run, 0.97 mile cool down walk, foam rolling

Sun 6/29 – Foam rolling

Total Weekly Mileage – 15.13 miles (2.14 miles less than week 8)

Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 120.65 miles

This past week has been all about pushing myself further than ever before.  I want to continue doing so, which means putting in the hard work and staying focused on my goals.  Tomorrow, I’ll reflect on my June goals and set new goals for the month of July, but for now, I’ll leave you with my motivation for the coming week.

picabo street quote

QOTD: What are your current training mantra and/or motivation?

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14 Responses to Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 9

  1. Nice work! You’re halfway there and are going to meet one of your goals along the way…woo hoo! 🙂
    Karen @karenlovestorun

  2. Pam says:

    You are doing great with your speed Kathryn. I look forward to meeting you in Virginia Beach for the R n R race!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Nice job Kathryn! Can’t wait to see your July goals 🙂

  4. Great job! It’s hard work to crush your goals, but once you do it the feeling is amazing!!! Keep up the good work!

  5. Chaitali says:

    Wow, great week! Your training for this half seems to be going really well and I’m sure it will pay off on race day.

  6. good week! i’m so excited for you — i think you are going to really rock va beach — the course is perfect for a huge PR!

  7. jillconyers says:

    At this moment I don’t have a favorite and now is when I need one more than ever. Ugh!

    Great training week!

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