Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 9

Am I really halfway through my current half marathon training cycle?!?  Its really hard to believe just how quickly time is flying by!  Before I know it, it’ll be September 6th and I’ll be crossing the start line of my fifth half marathon!

This past week, I enjoyed a cutback in my mileage.  After running an eight miler last Sunday, it was nice to only run a 5k as my long run this past weekend.  This week I’ll be increasing my long run to 10 miles, so the break in mileage this past weekend was needed both physically and mentally.

I ran two races this past week.  Thursday evening I ran my second virtual race, the All 4 Run Virtual 4 Mile Race, and then on Saturday I ran the annual Firecracker 5k.  Its always exciting to run two races within only a couple of days!

Thursday evening after completing the All 4 Run 4 Mler Virtual Race

Thursday evening after completing the All 4 Run Virtual 4 Mile Race

After Saturday's Firecracker 5k

Saturday morning after running the Firecracker 5k in the pouring rain

Mon 6/29 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, abs, glutes

Tues 6/30 – 3.15 mile run, 0.34 mile cool down walk

Wed 7/1 – 1.12 mile walk with Riley

Thurs 7/2 – All 4 Run Virtual 4 Mile Race, 0.65 mile cool down walk

Fri 7/3 – Rest day

Sat 7/4 – Firecracker 5k

Sun 7/5 – Rest day

Total Weekly Mileage – 15.10 miles (1.95 miles less than week 8)

Total RnRVB Mileage – 127.04 miles

QOTD: What are you currently training for?  How far into your training are you?

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36 Responses to Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon Training Log – Week 9

  1. Elle says:

    No training for me, just Summer runnining for fun. Have a great week!

  2. I’m just continuing my usual shorter weekday runs (5-7 miles) and perhaps an 8 miler on the weekend occasionally to get ready for Dumbo over Labor Day. Since it’s a 10K Saturday and a half Sunday I’m focused more on running two or three days in a row, something I haven’t been doing this year very much.

  3. Yikes, sorry you had to run in the rain! I don’t know what i’m even training for anymore but I was finally able to do one lap around the park without pain. -M

  4. Woohoo! Rocking it! I just finished my first week of Dopey Challenge training. Onto week 2!

  5. I bailed on the 5k this year I was still tired from traveling. My next race is the Iron Girl tri in 6 weeks. Need to get my butt in gear!

  6. Jamie says:

    I just started Week 2 for NYCM! I feel like it is s far away but know it will be here in a blink of the eye! Congrats on a great week – and step back weeks are ALWAYS the best : )

  7. I am not training for anything right now but feel I need a goal. What would you recommend?

  8. I’m so bummed I missed the Firecracker 5K this year. I love that race!! Looks like a great training week!

  9. Next week the twitter chat I co-host Monday at 4pm EST where we bust common #fitmyths is talking about running! Fleet Feet is sponsoring us! Hope you will join, looks like running is one of your passions!

  10. I did that All 4 Run virtual run too! It was a great experience!

  11. Very fun about the two races, love the picture!!
    Half way through training, that is awesome!! I am not training for a specific race just yet, but I have some hopes that I can get back to marathon condition by fall and run a few, fingers crossed!

  12. I’m not training for anything big now…just doing 5Ks and maybe a 10K in September. It’s always fun to be training for something!

  13. briwifruit says:

    Looks like a solid week of training! I’m currently training to run a 25k trail race with some intense hill climbs. Need to get out to run some hills more than I have otherwise I’m really going to hurt after this race!

  14. Becki S says:

    Looks like you are rocking your runs! Love the American flag addition to your outfit.

  15. jillconyers says:

    You’re doing awesome with your training! Reading all the training recaps makes me wish I would have chosen a new goal race.

  16. you are doing great! My race is the same weekend as yours (Dumbo Double Dare) and I love that we are doing the same mileage week to week!

  17. Great training week! I didn’t have such a good week last week but am back to it this week. (hopefully) knocking out 10 miles tomorrow morning before it storms all day!

  18. Jennifer says:

    Good training week! Looking fwd to your recaps 🙂 Any “celebrity” sitings this year? hehe

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