Instead of taking a break in between training cycles, I jumped right into training for the next race on my calendar, the Loudoun Half Marathon on April 22nd. I ran this race last year and fell only a couple of seconds short of my PR. I’m hopeful that with some hard work between now and race day that I’ll be able to PR at this year’s race. Since I want to go for a new PR, there was no time to take a break after returning home last Sunday evening from Princess Half Marathon weekend.
Monday, February 26th
Traveling and two very early race mornings in a row had caught up to me. I was absolutely exhausted all day long and wound up going to bed very shortly after little man went to bed. Sleep won out over working out.
Tuesday, February 27th
After getting the most sleep I had since prior to heading to Disney World, I felt rejuvenated. After work I headed straight to the gym and spent 30 minutes on the elliptical followed by 30 minutes of lower body and abdominal weight training.
Wednesday, February 28th
Wednesday was a very long and stressful day at school, and the best medicine for relieving the stress was going for a run. 4 miles later, I felt so much better.
Thursday, March 1st
I kicked off the new month at the gym by running a 5k, followed by 30 minutes of full body weight training.
Friday, March 2nd
Friday was a first for me. Everything in the area, including schools and the federal government, was shut down due to wind. Windmageddon 2018 delivered the DC area with wind gusts up to 70 mph. I am very thankful that we never lost power, as it seemed like most people in the area lost power at some point during the storm. Because daycare was still open it gave Preston and I the opportunity to take care of a lot of chores around the house. I felt incredibly accomplished by the end of the day.
Saturday, March 3rd
I waited out the wind as long as I could before coming to the realization that the wind was not going to die down enough for me to run outside. Thus, I wound up at the gym late Saturday afternoon to complete my first long run this training cycle. I felt strong during the entire six miles. Hopefully that’s a good sign of what’s to come the rest of the training cycle and on race day. After my run I completed a one mile cool down walk.
Sunday, March 4th
Cabin fever had set in and late Sunday afternoon we bundled up and headed outside for a family walk. We all needed the fresh air during our 2.58 mile walk.
Total Weekly Mileage – 20.17 miles
Total Loudoun Half Mileage – 20.17 miles
QOTD: What is your next goal race?