After last week not going as planned, I had planned to kick things into high gear this week, especially since it was my last week before I start half marathon training again. My enthusiasm was high at the beginning of the week, and I didn’t take my first rest day of the week until Thursday. I had planned to run on Friday, but errands after work took much longer than planned, and there just wasn’t any time on Saturday. Three rest days in a row wasn’t the plan, but sometimes, that’s the way things go.
Mon 11/10 – 3.38 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.45 mile cool down walk
Tues 11/11 – 2.75 mile walk with Riley
Wed 11/12 – 35 minutes on the elliptical, kettlebell squat swings, abs, legs, chest, back, arms
Thurs 11/13 – Rest day
Fri 11/14 – Rest day
Sat 11/15 – Rest day
Sun 11/16 – 4.28 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.34 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 14.32 miles
What I am most proud of from this past week was that I pushed myself outside of my comfort zone. Last fall and winter, I barely ran outside, but yesterday, I pushed myself to run outside, despite it being in the high 30s. I don’t want to complete all of my long runs on the treadmill this coming winter, and in order to do that I have to push myself outside of my comfort zone.
My big excitement for the coming week is that today kicks off Shamrock Half Marathon training! The next 18 weeks will prepare me for half marathon no. 4! Here goes nothing!
QOTD: Do you prefer to run outside when its cold, or inside on the treadmill?