I know that I usually post my weekly training recaps on Mondays, but we didn’t get home from our weekend away until 9:00 p.m. Sunday night. Since I had a migraine come on during our drive home, I opted to head straight to bed instead of staying up and writing my usual post. I’m learning to roll with the punches more lately, and hopefully you can understand why this post is a day late.
I am officially no longer in training anymore. I took my last week of training for Philly very easy in anticipation of Saturday’s half marathon. In hindsight, I’m very happy with that decision, as I was able to successfully complete Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly Saturday morning. I plan to recap the race later this week, but if you follow me on social media then you already know that baby and I safely crossed the finish line.
Mon 10/26 – 3.10 mile run, 0.24 mile cool down walk
Tues 10/27 – Rest day
Wed 10/28 – Rest day
Thurs 10/29 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 0.34 mile cool down walk
Fri 10/30 – Rest day
Sat 10/31 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly Half Marathon
Sun 11/1 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 19.58 miles (11.41 miles more than week 7)
Total RnRPhilly Mileage – 90.18 miles
To be honest, it feels good no longer be in training. I’m mentally and physically exhausted, partly from having been in training for a major race since mid-May, but also because I’m 32.5 weeks pregnant and I’m just plain tired. As I shared last week in my 15 in 2015 update, Philly was my last race for the year. I’m looking forward to enjoying these last weeks of my pregnancy by just working out for the sake of my health and the baby’s health without the stress of having to prepare for a major race. I’ll eventually return to racing at some point in 2016, but for now I’m looking forward to my break from racing.
QOTD: Are you always “in training” for a race, or do you take breaks from training for races?