Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 3

Another week has come and gone, and I’m happy to report that it was a fantastic week of training!  My week started off with Preston and I flying back from Illinois, and after a longer than expected travel day, it became an unexpected rest day.  The extra rest paid off with not one but two speedy treadmill runs this week.

I successfully completed two sub 10:00 min/mile runs on the treadmill this week!

I successfully completed two sub 10:00 min/mile runs on the treadmill this week!

Yesterday I ran my last race of 2014, the Christmas Town Dash 8k at Busch Gardens.  Although it was a bit windy yesterday for the race, both Preston and I had a fantastic time running through Busch Gardens.  I’ll recap the race later this week, but spoiler alert: we both enjoyed it immensely and are already considering running the race again next year!

CTD finish

My one and only setback this week was some pain and swelling in my right foot.  Its not unusual this time of year for my right foot and ankle to bother me, and I’m attributing my current pain to my chronically weak ankle.  I had planned to spend some time on the elliptical Saturday morning, but decided that extra rest would be a better idea in preparation for Sunday’s race.

Despite my one setback, I had a great week of training.

Mon 12/1 – Travel day

Tues 12/2 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.31 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, abs

Wed 12/3 – 30 minutes of yoga

Thurs 12/4 – 3.15 mile run on the treadmill, 0.39 mile cool down walk, abs, chest, back, arms, shoulders, glutes

Fri 12/5 – Rest day

Sat 12/6 – Lots of walking around the outlet mall and Busch Gardens

Sun 12/7 – Christmas Town Dash 8k

Total Weekly Mileage – 11.92 miles (3.97 miles less than week 2)

Total Shamrock Training Mileage – 40.58 miles

QOTD: How does the cold weather affect your body?

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14 Responses to Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 3

  1. jillconyers says:

    Cold weather and asthma are not a great runner combination! Every winter it takes time for my body to adjust to the extreme cold.

  2. Great workout week. Cool medal. I bet that was a fun race. Sorry to hear your ankle has been bothering you a bit. Sometimes my knee hurts when running in the cold.

  3. Jennifer says:

    Excited to hear about your 8K! Hope your foot is starting to feel better. As for cold weather I notice its been taking me longer to warm up and there were times it was difficult to breath. I’ve never worn a neck scarf or gaiter before, may need to invest in one for this winter if I plan on running outside in cold cold temps.

  4. Great week Kathryn! Congrats on a great race! Hope your foot and ankle start feeling better soon!

  5. Chaitali says:

    Wow, great job on those fast treadmill runs! I’ve had a tough time with my runs this week and maybe the cold air is part of it.

  6. Lesley says:

    Sounds like a great week! My body doesn’t really react to cold, but Dallas weather goes from warm to cold back to warm in a week and my allergies are awful.

  7. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    How fun to run at Busch Gardens!! Great week for you! Congrats!

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