Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 18

What an incredible weekend this past weekend was!  All of my hard work, persistence, and determination paid off yesterday morning, as I PRed by over 10 minutes at the Shamrock Half Marathon!  I can’t wait to recap the half in full and share all of the ups, and downs, of both the race itself and the entire weekend.  It wasn’t an easy weekend by an means, but neither has my training over the past two months.  The most important thing is that I ran my first half marathon in almost seven months and PRed!

post shamrock half

We had a fabulous weekend in Virginia Beach, which included lots of great food, spending time catching up with an old friend, and enjoying a couple of hours on the beach.  Yes, it might have been in the 50s during our beach time on Saturday, and I may have been wearing jeans and a jacket, but it was a gorgeous sunny day and I absolutely love any time that I get to spend on the beach.

on the beach

In the week leading up to race weekend, I continued to listen to my body and took it pretty easy on the training.  Clearly, it paid off yesterday morning with my massive PR!

Mon 3/16 – 1.92 mile walk around the neighborhood with Riley

Tues 3/17 – 3.52 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.24 mile cool down walk, abs, stretching

Wed 3/18 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, arms, chest, back, abs

Thurs 3/19 – 2.26 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.38 mile cool down walk

Fri 3/20 – Rest day

Sat 3/21 – Shamrock 8k

Sun 3/22 – Shamrock Half Marathon

Total Weekly Mileage – 29.12 miles (15.94 miles)

Total Shamrock Training – 266.03 miles

QOTD: When did you last PR?

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80 Responses to Shamrock Half Marathon Training Log – Week 18

  1. RunFarGirl says:

    Congrats on the big PR! Way to go!

  2. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    Congrats girl!! So well deserved!!

  3. I KNEW you were going to PR! 10 minutes is huge!!! Congratulations girl!!!

  4. Congrats on the PR! Can’t wait to read your race recap.

  5. runsaltrun says:

    YAY!!!! Congrats on the PR this weekend and I was totally living vicariously through all your pics on Insta. Shamrock looks like the most fun event! I’m down for this next year for sure. 🙂 You had such a great training cycle and I’m not surprised at all that all that hard work paid off big in the end!

  6. So excited for your PR! Congrats!!! I last PRed at the half about a year ago, but considering that the last four 13.1 races I’ve done I’ve been pregnant for, I wasn’t able to push it as much as I wanted to. I’m looking forward to working toward another half PR in the fall!

  7. Congratulations! I PR’ed in my first half one year to date after I started running (2:10). I was injured a few months later and took all of last summer to recover. I ran two halfs this year so far, in 2:15 and 2:13, and look forward to breaking under my original mark again soon!

  8. Lesley says:

    Congrats! Can’t wait to read the race reports. I hope the sun provided some warmth on the beach, even if it was in the 50s.

  9. Chaitali says:

    Wow, a PR of over 10 minutes! That’s awesome. You put in so much hard work with the training so it makes sense that it paid off on race day 🙂

  10. congrats! can’t wait to read your race recap, kathryn!

  11. That’s so great! I know you had a tough couple of weeks a while back. Nice work!

  12. Pam says:

    Congrats on a great PR! I heard it was perfect race conditions for Shamrock!

  13. Elle says:

    hurray for the PR! awesome.

  14. Congrats on the 10 minute PR, especially with an 8k the day before – way to go!

  15. Congrats on the PR!! That’s incredible! Can’t wait to read the recap!

  16. Hooray for the massive PR! So exciting! You definitely had a great training cycle and did a good job with tapering. Can’t wait for the reacap!

  17. congrats on the PR!! Can’t wait to hear about this race–thinking about checking it out next year! And my last PR was on my half too! Over 7 minutes! Always exciting!

  18. CONGRATS on the massive PR!!! Can’t wait to read your recap 🙂

  19. Christy says:

    A 10 minute PR?! That’s HUGE! Congratulations!!!

  20. AWESOME!!! Congrats on the PR!!!! I was supposed to be in the marathon but I cancelled it a few weeks ago, all my blogger friends like you who were running it, were on my mind over the weekend. That is so awesome you did so well:) Woot Wot!!!!

  21. WAY TO GO! A 10 minute PR is amazing!!

    My last PR was a 5k nearly a year ago. I’m hoping this injury goes the eff away so I can start training towards some PRs this year.

  22. NutriFitMama says:

    Congrats on the PR! I know several people who ran this one and it sound like an awesome time!

  23. Kristin says:

    Way to go girl!! I did Shamrock 8k and loved it very much!! Glad you enjoyed Virginia Beach!! Way to work it!! Have a Happy Monday!

  24. Sharon says:

    Awesome!! Congrats on the PR! 🙂 My last PR was at the Philly Half Marathon last November. Have a great week!!

  25. Congrats on the PR! You did a great job training for this race. I haven’t had an actual PR in AGES and don’t expect one again anytime soon, but I did have a post-injury PR last spring when I finally got under 2:10 again for a half. I’m shooting for a marathon PR in the fall though.

  26. Congrats on your PR! I can’t wait to read the recap. I PR’d my last half, a week ago, as well! Woo hoo!

  27. Stephanie says:

    Congrats on your amazing PR!! 🙂 I PR’d during Shamrock Weekend as well…both the 8K and half.

  28. Farrah says:

    Yay! Congrats on your PR! (+ that’s amazing that you ran an 8k the day before! o_o)

    In terms of running, I’ve only ever run one race, so I guess that’s my PR! 😛

  29. Congratulations on a new PR. Those medals are awesome!

  30. Jennifer says:

    Congrats – a well deserved PR, you had a great training cycle 🙂 So glad we got to catch up again this weekend! See you soon and can’t wait to read your recaps!

  31. jillconyers says:

    Gotta love a post that begins with “What an incredible weekend this past weekend was!”

    WTG with a 10 minute PR! What’s your secret 🙂

  32. Woohoo Love that you were able to PR!!! That is the best feeling!!

  33. congrats!!! a 10 min PR? That’s awesome! My last PR was NYC Marathon in 2013…haven’t set a 5K or half PR in forever 😦 Maybe this year?

  34. AWESOME!!! That is an AMAZING PR. Congratulations!!! All of your hard work paid off…you killed it! 😀

  35. congrats on your awesome PR! You worked so hard and did awesome!

    my last PR for the 5k was in Sept, 10k in december and half in october. i am hoping for a new 5k PR this spring!

  36. Nicely done! You worked hard for that PR! Well deserved!

  37. carmyy says:

    yahooo! Congrats on the PR! I honestly am so amazed whenever people do back to back races. I’m on the couch the day after a race and you can’t get me to move for anything 😉

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