This has to be my shortest training cycle ever. Its hard to believe that tomorrow marks one month since I ran my 9th half marathon and that in just three short weeks I’ll be running my 10th half marathon.
As my long time readers know, running Wine and Dine has been a long time coming. My husband and I originally registered to run it back in March 2015, and then deferred our 2015 registration after finding out a month later that we were expecting our first child. This past March, it was exciting to plan this year’s racecation, especially when I went to register our son for his first race, the diaper dash.
For those readers who are stopping by here for the first time (a virtual “hi” to those who are participating in the Grow Your Blog Hop!), I should probably explain why running at Disney is important to me. My husband ran his first marathon at Disney World back in January 2013, and it was his completion of the marathon that inspired me to start running. A year later, we returned to Disney World, where I ran my first half marathon. Although we’ve been back to Disney several times since then, I’m excited to return there in three weeks and run my 10th half marathon at the place where running started for me.
Even though I won’t be running this race for time, and will instead be focused on having fun, I’m still trying to push myself as much as I can with my training. Although I got all four of my planned runs in this past week, busy work and mom schedules made it extremely difficult to get my cross and strength training in. Little man was extra fussy most of this past week, and our suspicions as to why were confirmed on Saturday when we discovered that two of his top teeth had finally cut through. Good thing that he’s cute and that I love him, because he definitely pushed my patience button this week.
This week three of my four runs were completed while pushing little man in the BOB stroller. Even though I’ve had a goal for the past couple of months of getting in three strength training sessions each week, I’m realizing that the resistance training that I’m getting while running while pushing the stroller is offering me a great substitute workout.
The stroller running is definitely paying off, as my one solo run last week resulted in both a new mile PR as well as a new 5k PR. When I run without the stroller, I often feel like I’m flying, and I definitely felt that way during Thursday evening’s run.
Will I feel like I’m flying again this coming week? I certainly hope so. But more importantly, I’d love to see my mileage total for the week mirror what I was able to accomplish this past week.
Mon 10/10 – Rest day
Tues 10/11 – 3.50 mile run, 0.31 mile cool down walk, 10 minutes of strength training (upper body, abs – session was cut short by a very fussy baby)
Wed 10/12 – Rest day
Thurs 10/13 – 4.00 mile run, 0.26 mile cool down walk
Fri 10/14 – Rest day
Sat 10/15 – 4.00 mile run, 0.51 mile cool down walk
Sun 10/16 – 10.00 mile run, 0.35 mile cool down walk
Total Weekly Mileage – 22.93 miles (4.92 miles more than week 2)
Total Wine and Dine Mileage – 60.29 miles
QOTD: What is the next race that you’ll be running?