Now that Marine Corps is less than 20 weeks away, I’ve really started focusing on the marathon as my next big running goal. While I don’t plan to start following a specific plan until the end of the month, I’m spending the next couple of weeks logging easy, slow miles to continue to build my base up. While I’m not sure what training plan I’ll use, and whether or not I’ll hire a coach, I feel I’ll be more comfortable starting a plan with a few consistent weeks of 20+ miles.
Tuesday: 4 miles on the NCR trail. I thought it was hot but I was shown otherwise on Sunday.
Wednesday: 3.1 miles around the neighborhood – hilly route! I planned to do 4, but I had a rough time getting up and at ’em. I missed November Project, but it was nice to just go and run.
Thursday: 6 miles easy with a fast finish thanks to being chased by a couple of bees. After experiencing a slight reaction from being stung last summer, I really need to get some Benadryl to carry with me!
Friday-Saturday: nothing, nada, rest. I had intentions to do yoga, but it didn’t happen.
Sunday: 8 miles slow and easy with a fast finish. It was 81 by the time I walked out the door, but thankfully the breeze was strong and the trail is very shaded. I succeeded at keeping my heart rate on the lower end, which I’ve been trying to do during this base phase.
Weekly miles: 21.1.
I’m really happy with how this week. With working in truly slower runs and even some walk/run intervals on the hottest days I finished the week pain-free for the first time in what feels like forever! I was also happy to earn my third Hogwarts Running Club medal of the year – the Half Blood Prince Half Marathon. I was planning to wait to “earn it” during a 13 mile long run, however the newest race has been released and it’s time to start working towards that one – it’s 26.2 miles, but it’s broken up into 4 “separate” events with one for each house! It just makes my heart so happy.
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!
Did you race this weekend? Tell me about it!
What was your best run/workout of the past week?