Seawheeze Half Marathon Training Week 4
Hi everyone! Today I'll be recapping last week's training. It was a traveling week for me, so I only had about half of a week of real workouts. The rest of the week was spent having fun with Dan's family, so I'll be sharing that as well. I'm hoping to get back on track this week, and we'll see if taking a mini break helps or hurts my training!
2.5 mile walk
I was still feeling a little sick on Monday (I think the 5 miler race in the heat affected me more than I originally thought!) so I took it easy this morning. I went on a nice walk before work and rested the rest of the day.
Tuesday4 miles / 36:50 / 9:12 pace
I woke up feeling a lot better, and it was my birthday, so I went out for a run on the river trail downtown. It was such a beautiful day and a perfect way to start off my 26th year! I also decided to take a yoga class at lunchtime, and it was one of the best classes I've ever taken. The instructor was fantastic and I felt challenged and relaxed after the class was over. I'll definitely be back!
Wednesday4.5 miles / 40:00 / 8:53 pace
Wednesday is my speed work day, and this was a great workout! I warmed up for a mile, then alternated 3 minutes fast at an 8:00 pace with a 2 minute recovery. I did that four times, followed by a mile cool down. I loved pushing myself and the pace felt great.
Rest day / Travel day!
Dan and I spent the weekend with his family at a lake house in Virginia, and we spent a lot of the time out in the water! Friday was a beautiful day, so we went kayaking, swimming, and jet skiing. This year we got Selma a life jacket and she was zooming around in the water!
We mostly stayed inside on Saturday. It was cold and rainy out, so we played lots of games, watched Wimbledon, and didn't get any exercise at all!
Dan and I took a little hike up to the Roanoke Star on our last full day at the lake house. It was another dreary day, so it was perfect to get out in town. We walked around the trails in the park for about an hour and got some pictures. It was a little foggy out, but it was still a great view of the mountains.
So, not a great week of workouts but I got in two solid runs and did lots of cross training! I'm looking forward to getting back in the swing of things this week, and get in my first double digit run of this cycle.
How do you stay in shape on vacation?
Do you like to spend time in the water?
Beach, lake, or mountains?