Its hard to believe that four weeks from yesterday I will run my fourth half marathon! I haven’t run a half since August 31st, and I cannot contain my excitement for this upcoming race weekend! On Friday Shamrock released details about the race app that is available for download, which allowed runners to find out which corrals they are in. Seeing which corrals I’ll be in for both the 8k and the half marathon only further increased my excitement. And Shamrock posted on their Facebook page last week that once a photo has been shared 1,000 times that the medals will be released. The shares have been slow going (as of Sunday evening the photo had only been shared 347 times), so I’m sitting on pins and needles in anticipation of seeing the three medals that I’ll earn in a month for completing the Dolphin Challenge!
Training got very serious this past week. We didn’t have school on Monday because of President’s Day, and the only day that wasn’t a Snow Day was Thursday. I tried to take full advantage of the extra free time that I had this past week, spending as much of it in the gym as my body would allow me to. Since my back was very sore on Tuesday, I opted to stay home and do yoga instead of my planned run. I still ran three times this week though since I had another weekend of back to back runs to help me prepare for the Dolphin Challenge.
All of my runs this past week had to be completed on the treadmill. Between getting close to a foot of snow this past week, sub zero temperatures, and lots of ice, it has been far too unsafe to run outside. Yesterday I took to the treadmill for my 12.5 mile run, the farthest that I’ve run on the treadmill since December 2013. It was a definitely a mental challenge, but I’m so glad that I was able to complete it, with the assistance of watching a couple episodes of Amazing Race All Stars on the iPad and Preston running alongside me.
Hopefully the weather will get a bit better this coming week, especially since I have my first two races of 2015 next Sunday!
Mon 2/16 – Rest day
Tues 2/17 – 30 minutes of yoga
Wed 2/18 – 3.80 mile run on the treadmill, 0.42 mile cool down walk, abs, glutes, arms, shoulders, stretching, 10 minutes on the stair master
Thurs 2/19 – 40 minutes on the elliptical, 0.73 mile cool down walk
Fri 2/20 – Rest day
Sat 2/21 – 4.00 mile run on the treadmill, 0.46 mile cool down walk
Sun 2/22 – 12.50 mile run on the treadmill, 0.75 mile cool down walk, stretching
Total Weekly Mileage – 27.13 miles (15.10 miles more than week 13)
Total Shamrock Training Mileage – 195.84 miles
QOTD: What is the farthest that you’ve run on the treadmill?