Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Weeks 11 and 12

As I mentioned last week, week 11 of my training was pretty much a complete bust.  Between painting our townhouse and packing up our apartment, as well as the move itself, I only had time to train once.

Tues 7/8 – 3.10 mile treadmill run, 0.41 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squats, abs

The rest of the week I was very active with everything involved with moving.  With our townhouse being three stories, I’m sure I logged plenty of miles going up and down the stairs.  Too bad I didn’t have a pedometer on to track all of my steps!

The long run that I missed was only scheduled to be four miles, so in the grand scheme of things I didn’t miss too many miles during week 11.  In the long run, it shouldn’t have too much of a negative impact on my Virginia Beach training.

This past week was all about getting back on track.  Although we still haven’t transferred our gym membership, I was fortunate this week that the heat and humidity weren’t in full force like they have been up to this point of the summer.  Its been a welcome relief since I don’t have the treadmill as an option right now.  I thoroughly enjoyed spending the week exploring the new neighborhood by foot, and especially enjoyed running on a new to me trail during my long run on Sunday.  With the Cub Run Stream Valley Trail being about a half mile from our house, I’m loving how close we now are to a trail!  At the apartment we had to drive in order to take advantage of one of the local trails.

Scenes from my run on Sunday.  Its hard to believe how peaceful it is just 40 minutes west of DC!

Scenes from my run on Sunday. Its hard to believe how peaceful it is just 40 minutes west of DC!

Mon 7/14 – 3.05 mile neighborhood walk with Riley

Tues 7/15 – 2.87 mile neighborhood run, 0.41 mile cool down walk

Wed 7/16 – Rest day

Thurs 7/17 – 35 minutes of yoga, 3.33 mile neighborhood run, 0.31 mile cool down walk, squats

Fri 7/18 – 3.53 mile neighborhood walk with Riley

Sat 7/19 – “Rest” day (we cleaned our old apartment for close to six hours!)

Sun 7/20 – 11.05 mile run on the Cub Run Stream Valley Trail, 0.25 mile cool down walk

Total Weekly Mileage – 24.80 miles (1.17 miles more than week 10)

Total Half Marathon Training Mileage – 172.59 miles

QOTD: What was the highlight of your training this past week?

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17 Responses to Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Weeks 11 and 12

  1. Looks like you still got in an awesome week of training. That trail looks lovely. The trail near my house is less than half mile (so I could easily walk it) but it’s along. Pretty dangerous road, so I end up still driving to it 😦

  2. Chaitali says:

    That does look like a beautiful trail, and that’s nice that it’s so close! As far as highlight of my training week, I ran the rockville twilight 8k as my long run this weekend since I was supposed to do 5-6 miles and it ended up being in that range with a warm up before the race. It was cool doing a night time race.

  3. jillconyers says:

    Great training weeks! Looks like a beautiful place to run.

  4. Great job Kathryn! That trail looks beautiful!

  5. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    I’m in the same boat, not getting a lot of my workouts in because I’m on vacation with my little guys, and my hubby could’t come, so no sitter :/ I did get to do my long run with my sister though, our very first run together!

  6. that trail looks awesome!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Great job Kathryn! The trail looks beautiful!

  8. Great job getting back in to it this week! We’re about a month away from the race 🙂

    I wish there was a paved trail nearby, but every trail is dirt. Dirt in Florida = sand, and it’s very hard to run on!

  9. Yay to getting back into the swing of things! Sounds like you’re killing your training! Your photos look exactly like a trail I have near my new place, too! I was a little intimidated at first to be running around in a place where I wasn’t entirely familiar (and yes, I’ve already gotten lost a number of times, haha) but it’s been kind of fun to explore new running routes and set a new routine. 🙂

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