Even though this past week was race week, I was very determined to be quite active. With several beautiful weather days, I wanted to be outside as much as I could. Yes, the Loudoun Half Marathon was my redemption race after a disappointing finish at Rock ‘n’ Roll DC last month, but I also wanted to be as active as possible. Since I just missed PRing at yesterday’s race, maybe I made the wrong choice this past week in being as active as I was, though I don’t regret my decision in the least.
Monday, April 17th
We spent Monday morning at an outpatient surgical center, where little man had tubes placed into his ears. After having lost count of the number of double ear infections he has had since he got his first one last June, his time for tubes had come. After arriving back home, we spent much of the day entertaining a cranky toddler, so I’m very thankful that I was able to find 15 minutes to work on strength training.
Tuesday, April 18th
I did another running commute to/from daycare to pick up little man. I ran 1.26 miles to daycare with the empty stroller, then 3.24 miles after picking him up.
My Tuesday run also brought me to the 300 mile mark in my quest to log 1,000 miles this year. Now its on to 400 miles!
Wednesday, April 19th
Another gorgeous Spring afternoon called for wanting to spend more time outside, so I did a walking commute to/from daycare. By the end of the walk I had logged 3.07 miles at a 15:14 pace. After arriving home I did a 20 minute full body strength training session.
Thursday, April 20th
I arrived home from work early enough to be able to complete my run solo. I ran 4.64 miles in 45 minutes at a 9:42 pace. It was a great final training run before the race.
Friday, April 21st
After work I headed to the gym, where I spent 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by a 25 minute full body weight training session. Doing weights only two days before a half marathon probably wasn’t my smartest choice, and may have affected my ability to be able to PR yesterday, but it was the only day last week when I was able to leave work early enough to make it to the gym before picking little man up.
Saturday, April 22nd
My only complete and total rest day last week was the day before the race. It was more than needed.
Sunday, April 23rd
If you follow me on social media then you already know that I missed my half marathon PR by about only 20 seconds. I am not at all disappointed in how I did though, as I know that I put my best effort forward at yesterday’s race. I can’t wait to fully recap my race experience!
Total Weekly Mileage – 29.28 miles (11.45 miles more than week 5)
Total Loudoun Half Mileage – 128.61 miles
QOTD: Who else raced over the weekend? How did your race go?
I’m linking up with Holly from HoHo Runs and Tricia from MissSippiPiddlin for the Weekly Wrap link up. I’m also linking up with Courtney for the Training Recap link up. Be sure to check out their posts as well.