Leaf Peepers Half Marathon Training Week 4
What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 08/01/16: Yoga or Spin | Rest
I intended to get up and either run or do yoga before work, depending on the weather. Unfortunately, my mind was racing a million miles a minute all night and I hardly got any sleep, so I just stayed in bed as late as I possibly could. Still though, I worked at Athleta in the evening, so I didn’t just go home and sit on my butt all night.
Tuesday 08/02/16: 4 Miles + Arms | 4.5 Miles + Arms
I did my run before work, woohoo! It was mid-60’s and not too humid, which was perfect. I’m trying to add a bit more distance to my runs because the 100 on 100 relay is coming right up, and none of my three legs is shorter than five miles, eek! I also did about 15 minutes of arm strength stuff in the evening.
Wednesday 08/03/16: Yoga or Spin | Spin
My first class in I don’t know how long. Months, for sure. It didn’t feel as awful as I was expecting, and I actually realized how much I’d missed it. I’m not sure I’ll be able to afford to buy another pass after I use my last class, but we’ll see.
Thursday 08/04/16: 3 Mile Tempo | All the swimming!
My family spent the day out on Lake Morey, and over the course of the day I probably spent at least an hour in the water, treading water and swimming around constantly. I was exhausted by the end of the day!
Friday 08/05/16: Rest | 1 Mile Warm Up + 3 Tempo Miles
I can’t lie, it was really tough to pull myself out of bed before work for this run, but I’m glad I got it done. My splits were 11:07, 9:35, 9:40, 9:22, which is pretty consistent, and right in the pace range I was shooting for, so I was happy. And tired!
Saturday 08/06/16: 3 Miles | Rest
Saturday was a full day–voice lesson in the morning, a toddler birthday party and buying new running shoes in the afternoon, and a waterfront walk and drinks and music with my friend Megan in the evening.
Sunday 08/07/16: 7 Miles | 8 Miles Total Over 2 Runs
I broke my long run up into two chunks to do a sort of practice run for the 100 on 100 relay this weekend. My morning run was about 18 seconds per mile faster than my afternoon run, but both paces were right in line with the estimated pace I gave to the race officials, so I feel pretty good about that.
Weekly Mileage: 16.5
Total 2016 Mileage: 478.7
This week will be all about resting and hydrating to prepare for the relay. I will still do a few shorter runs, but I won’t be going to spin class. I have a feeling Saturday’s race is going to take a lot out of me, so I’d rather be well-rested than push it this week and not be able to finish.