Half Marathon Training : Week 9 Recap
|Today's motivation via The Chi-Athlete|
Monday : 4 miles / 38:45 / 9:38 pace
Ran through the Frick Park trails. I decided to run in the afternoon while it was hot out to better acclimate to summer running. When I went it was about 80 degrees and humid. The trails kept me nice and cool and it was a great run! I sweat like a beast but I missed trail running. I'll be doing a post on trail running tips next week, so keep an eye out for that!
Tuesday : Group Centergy
Another great class. I tried to really focus and get the most out of class, since we're nearing the end of this release and I know it really well. I don't even have to think about the poses or routine, so I tried to get deeper in to stretches and it felt amazing!
Wednesday : Hump Day Hills with True Runner Run Club
For today's workout, a huge group did repeats up Shady Ave in Shadyside. For each repeat, we were given a bracelet that was worth $5 in True Runner bucks. Great incentive to keep running, right? We jogged a mile there and a mile back, so the total run was about 4 miles (I kept my watch off). It was a great workout!
Thursday : 3.1 miles / 28:30 / 9:11 pace
Nice, slow run on the trails in Schenley. I felt great and had to keep holding back my pace, so I was shocked that I ran it so quickly (for me). The weather was perfect for me- upper 60s and sunny.
Eased up on my weights so I wouldn't be too sore for Saturday, and walked around the indoor track during the leg track. Felt good and strong!
Friday : Foam Roll and light yoga
Didn't want to do anything the day before the race, so I just took it easy and rolled out my sore muscles. I tried a yoga for runners youtube video and the stretches felt AMAZING!
Saturday : 5 miles / 43:45 / 8:45 pace
Team Alex 5 miler. I started out way too fast, and let the humidity and heat mess with my mind. My splits were 8:19, 8:39, 8:36, 8:36, 9:20 (ouch). Good practice for what NOT to do in my half marathon! Ran about a mile warmup and cooldown.
Sunday : 2 hours ice skating
Went to an ice rink with Dan and skated for two hours. Had a lot of fun and I guess it counts as cross training?
Total Miles : 18 miles
Not my best week, and now I know that I have a lot of work to do before my race! Only 3 weeks to go!
Check out my previous training recaps:
Week 7 and 8