How am I already at the week of the Vermont Half Marathon Unplugged. The time since my last race has seriously flown. I’m thankful for two great weeks of running. I’m going to do a small “taper” this week, hoping to get at least a course PR on Saturday. This week I hit my second 20+ mile week in a row for the first time all year, and aside from some soreness from lifting, I feel great – even though most of my runs this week weren’t.
Monday: 5 miles. This run was a struggle. My legs felt disconnected from my body and I simply couldn’t get into a good stride.
Tuesday – Wednesday: Rest. I was planning to run on Wednesday but I was flat out exhausted and slept all afternoon/evening.
Thursday: 4.25 miles. This run was plain sucky. I planned for a 5 mile run with 3 HMGP miles, but it didn’t happen. I planned my route wrong, my legs were heavy from sitting all day, I couldn’t find a steady pace, and I dressed too warm. I’d say this run was a huge mental victory though – I could have easily called it at 2.75 miles but I kept going for my whole planned loop.
Friday: 3.5 miles. 3 progression miles from 10:40 – 10:00, and .5 miles walking cooldown. My left hip/quad was really tight (my right was the one bothering me before). I had planned for this to be 5 miles, but I was smart and listened to my body. + :30 plank
Saturday: 5 minutes jump rope, full body weight workout with 8 + 12 lb dumbbells. It was supposed to be with a kettlebell, but they were locked up at the gym. I was sweating so hard after this and I’m still super sore. +1:00 plank
Sunday: 10 miles. I broke this into 3 + 7 due to changes in plans, a few too many beverages Saturday night, and a craving for bagel bites. Regardless, this easy paced run (11:05/avg) felt great. +:45 plank
Weekly miles: 22.75.
At the end of Sunday’s run, my legs were dead. I planned that to happen, treating this last week as a mini “peak week”. This week will be easy leading up to the half marathon, but I’m making sure to keep my miles at 20 for the week. I know my recovery week will be low but I plan to keep my miles above 20 while training for Zooma Annapolis, so I might as well start now.
Today I’m linking up with Tricia at Miss Sippy Piddlinand Holly at HoHo Runs for the Weekly Wrap, and Megan at Run Megan Run for the Weekly Workout Recap. Head over to their pages to check out some other great posts! Thanks for hosting, Ladies!