This week marked the halfway point in my 12 weeks of training for Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly. After completing a nine mile run on Saturday, I’m feeling pretty confident in my preparation for next month’s race, which is an especially good feeling to have as we get ready to go on vacation. Depending on how I’m feeling after vacation, I’ll either complete one or two double digit long runs before my ninth half marathon.
One of the things that helped with this past week’s training was the weather. Our streak of 90 and 100 degree days finally ended this past week. The lower temperature and humidity has been extremely motivating and helpful in getting me out of the house to train. I’m doing the best that I can to balance the demands of being home with little man and training, but we finally have our BOB stroller assembled and ready to use. I’ve taken little man out for a couple of walks in it, and I can certainly feel the difference between it and our regular stroller – it makes for a much smoother ride. Depending on how this week goes, particularly with Preston’s schedule, I may try to take little man for his first run in it.
This past week reminded me of the need to be flexible. Preston got stuck at work on Tuesday, and didn’t get home in time for me to be able to go for a run. My planned run on Tuesday had to be moved to Wednesday morning, which wasn’t ideal since I had planned runs for Thursday and Saturday. While not ideal, as a mom you do what you have to do. But now that the BOB is ready to go this should help on days when I can’t get out for a run on my own, as long as the weather is cooperating.
It’ll be another busy week as we prepare to leave for vacation. Hopefully I can be just as productive with my training as I was this past week.
Mon 8/1 – 30 minutes on the elliptical, 25 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Tues 8/2 – Rest day
Wed 8/3 – 3.20 mile run, 0.26 mile cool down walk, 3.03 mile walk
Thurs 8/4 – 4.00 mile run, 0.37 mile cool down walk, 15 minutes of strength training (lower body, abs)
Fri 8/5 – 1.88 mile walk
Sat 8/6 – 9.00 mile run, 0.68 mile cool down walk
Sun 8/7 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 25.02 miles (13.06 miles more than week 5)
Total RnRPhilly Mileage – 116.56 miles
QOTD: What have you recently seen while out running?