I'll be pretty honest and say this week my legs felt blah, but my excitement for the weekend kept me going. Turned out to be a solid week, which leaves me feeling good heading into the final month of training for Wineglass.
Monday: 35 minutes elliptical + 20 minutes core/strength training
Tuesday: 4 mile easy run
Wednesday: 10.38 mile progressive run
Thursday: 25 minute evening walk with my man
Friday: 4 mile easy run
Saturday: 10.45 mile easy run with Hollie
Sunday: RNR Virginia Beach Half Marathon (13.1)
Total Running Miles: 42
Total Cross Training Time: 80 minutes
I had a pretty big week last week (for me) and that left me pretty tired this week. I struggled with motivation to get out there because my body just didn't feel fresh. BUT, I still got most of my miles in for the week (dropped Thursday's run to give myself a little rest for the weekend and the race). Looking back I am glad I backed off a little, and didn't run on Thursday- it was a smart move and I will be a good blogger and pat myself on the back for that.
This weekend has been an absolute blast, vacation with Hollie and Heather was just what the doctor ordered for my attitude. Okay so warm weather, the ocean, and a race obviously helps as well... I mean lets be real here. Today we ran the Rock N' Roll Virginia Beach half- marathon, if you follow me on twitter, instagram or are friends with me on Facebook you already know I had a pretty damn good race- but I will post more about that at another time. After the race the 3 of us also met up on the beach with Kristy, which was awesome to finally meet her in person. Super pumped I get to hang out with her again when she comes to Rochester in a few weeks for the half-marathon.
I really wasn't sure how the race would go because of how my legs felt all week, and I had to keep reminding myself that this race does NOT dictate how I will do in Wineglass. So if I had a crappy race, it doesn't mean I would automatically bomb the marathon; on the same spectrum, having a great race doesn't mean I will automatically have a great race at Wineglass as well. The work is far from over. The next 2 weeks will be the most important of the next 4, and I am ready for it.
As for August being over, I had a really good month and it's nice to see training coming together for me. I ended the month with 186 miles, which is actually my highest mileage month all year so far. That's a pretty high month for me, not my highest but certainly above my average. I know I know, I run less miles than most would assume- but it works for me so I don't feel I need to justify that to anyone (including myself).
As for what's next: this week will be some aerobic miles, followed by a 10k next weekend, and a long run that will most likely be with Laura next Sunday. I'm pretty pumped heading into the next few weeks, time to put all the pieces of the puzzle together to get me to that start line as prepared as I can be.
A few Scenes....
tangled hair was the theme of this humid week, pre-race, and post race fun with the girls...
How was your week?
Ever had a really crappy feeling week but finish it with a really good run/race?