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!
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.
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?