Since my training cycles are never only six weeks long, its a bit odd to know that my preparation for Wine and Dine is already a third over. I know that I shouldn’t be thinking of it that way, since by no means am I “starting over” with my training since I ran Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly three weeks ago. Still, it feels odd to know that I just started my training, yet am so close to race day.
This past week was exciting as I got the chance to start breaking in new shoes – yay! I also did a test run in the tank that I plan to wear for the half marathon, and ordered a couple of pieces of my costumes for both races. I can’t wait to assemble the final products and do a costume reveal closer to race weekend.
My running highlight for the week was pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. One of my October goals is to complete all of my planned runs outside. However, this past weekend was quite rainy, as we felt the effects of Hurricane Matthew as the storm made its way up the East Coast. The old me would have retreated to the treadmill, but I’m proud to report that despite the rain, and with the assistance of the rain jacket that I found on clearance at the Under Armor outlet a couple of weeks ago, that I completed my long run outside on Saturday.
I’m looking forward to continuing to ramp my mileage back up and to continue to focus on getting stronger as I get closer to race weekend.
Mon 10/3 – 1.29 mile walk
Tues 10/4 – 3.75 mile run, 0.24 mile cool down walk
Wed 10/5 – 20 minutes on the elliptical, 30 minutes of weight training (upper body, lower body, abs)
Thurs 10/6 – 3.10 mile run, 0.28 mile cool down walk
Fri 10/7 – Rest day
Sat 10/8 – 7.51 mile run, 0.21 mile cool down walk
Sun 10/9 – Rest day
Total Weekly Mileage – 18.01 miles (1.34 miles less than week 1)
Total Wine and Dine Mileage – 37.36 miles
QOTD: How do you motivate yourself to run outside when its raining?