Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 3

Although I spent the first half of the week still recovering from a nasty cold, by Wednesday I felt well enough to start working out again.  I hit the gym hard on Thursday, and not only ran but also did an intense lower body weights workout.  Boy, did my legs feel it during my run on Saturday when I ran my planned four miles, but my legs felt like lead during the entire run.

Saturday's run was far from easy, but I'm reminding myself that its the challenging runs that make us stronger

Saturday’s run was far from easy, but I’m reminding myself that its the challenging runs that make us stronger

Not only did it feel great to get back into the swing of working out, but to cap off the week I headed into the city for an hour long yoga class with fellow DC/MD/VA Sweat Pink Ambassadors.  After sitting on the interstate not moving for an entire hour due to both a car accident and a road closure due to Rolling Thunder, I almost didn’t think that I would make it to yoga.  Thankfully, I arrived just as class was starting, almost two hours after leaving my house!  I’m so glad that I was able to get to yoga and spend the morning with some fabulous ladies!  It was such a great class, and I plan to recap the experience here on the blog tomorrow.

With fellow Sweatpink Ambassadors after our yoga class Photo Credit: Deborah from Confessions of a Mother Runner

With fellow Sweat Pink Ambassadors after our yoga class
Photo Credit: Deborah from Confessions of a Mother Runner

All in all, it was a great second half to the week, and I can’t wait to make up for some lost workout time in the coming weeks.

Mon 5/18 – Rest day

Tues 5/19 – Rest day

Wed 5/20 – 2.89 mile walk around the neighborhood with Riley

Thurs 5/21 – 3.10 mile run on the treadmill, 0.42 mile cool down walk, kettlebell squat swings, legs, abs

Fri 5/22 – Rest day

Sat 5/23 – 4.02 mile run around the neighborhood, 0.28 mile cool down walk

Sun 5/24 – 1 hour yoga class

Total Weekly Mileage – 10.71 miles (1.45 miles more than week 2)

Total RnRVB Training Mileage – 30.77 miles

QOTD: What was the fitness highlight of your week?

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37 Responses to Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 3

  1. Looks like a good week! Seems many of us have had some nasty colds lately! Hope you are feeling better!

  2. Glad you’re feeling better and got to exercise the second half of the week! The highlight for me was getting cleared by my doctor to exercise again! I plan to go for a run today to begin training for a 10K July 4th weekend.

  3. Looks like you had a great running and yoga week! I enjoyed my run on our town nature trail this week 🙂

  4. ugh, can’t believe it took so long for you to get to the event 😦 sorry! but glad you made it in time for yoga and to meet up! great seeing you and glad you’re feeling better 🙂

  5. You did have a great week! So fun to see you all yesterday. my workout highlight was making it through the bike -run brick. First tri of the season this weekend!

  6. Glad you’re feeling better Kathryn! Great week!

  7. Awesome week and so jealous of the Sweatpink meet up! 😀 Highlight for me was a 10k race (that ended up being about 8.2 miles because of a poorly marked course) which I ran well!

  8. Elle says:

    Boo to colds! Glad you are feeling better. Looks like a great week!

  9. That’s great that your cold went away! 🙂
    My highlight is running a PR on Sunday – it had been a while!

  10. Love that you went to a Sweat Pink Meet Up! We had one in Austin recently and it was a lot of fun. Great your cold went away – it’s such a tough time of year for getting sick and allergies.

  11. So glad you made it in time! It was great to meet you. Hope the ride home went smoother.

  12. Looks like that yoga meet up was fun! I’ve read about on a few other blogs! I hope they have one at the Athleta here!

  13. so bummed i couldn’t make the SPA event but i’m so glad you didn’t miss it due to traffic. and glad you are feeling better!

  14. Great work! My fitness highlight was probably a great group run with friends on Friday night.

  15. briwifruit says:

    Jealous of your SPA get together! I’d so love to meet all you lovely bloggers IRL one day 🙂

  16. carmyy says:

    I saw the pics of the meet up on IG! Looks like it was a blast!

  17. Sue @ This Mama Runs For Cupcakes says:

    30 miles! That’s a great mileage week! Wish I was running this race!

  18. Jennifer says:

    Glad you are feeling better!

  19. The fitness highlight of my week was hiking out in Rainer National park near Seattle at the start of the week. I am so jealous that you can go workout with so many awesome SPA’s! Looks like such fun!

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