Wow what a busy week! Training was a little light this week because I had a half marathon at the end of it, so we treated it as a fall-back week of sorts for mileage. This will be a short recap, because I am POOPED! Here’s how the week went:
Monday: 7 miles @ 11:17 pace. Since it was a holiday, I slept in a bit and headed out to the trail around 8am. It was only 68 degrees, so it was a nice treat! I ran into Carrie on the trail and we got to share some miles together. A great start to the day!
Tuesday: 4 miles @ 10:31 pace. I did a one mile warmup, then 5 x 45 second sprints with 2:00 recovery jog in the middle miles. It was pretty cool out (only around 64 degrees!) and this run felt so good!
Wednesday: 30 minutes stationary bike + glute/hip exercises. I took this one easy, and had a sports massage after work!
Thursday: Rest day! I got my hair done after work. We went a little lighter and I love the new color!
Friday: Another rest day. Drove down to Peachtree city to pick up our bibs and check into our hotel for the Diva’s Half Marathon!Richmond Marathon Training - Week 9 Click To Tweet
Saturday: Diva’s Half Marathon. I’ll post a full recap later this week (promise!), but there were definitely some lessons coming out of this half. It was a lot hotter than I was anticipating and I didn’t listen to my body as I should have. I managed to pull myself out of a tough place in the middle miles and finished in 2:18, which I’m really proud of!
We spent the rest of the day resting and watching movies, which was awesome.
Sunday: Rest Day. We went out to breakfast and then got foot massages, and I capped off the day with food prep and football! (The Falcons…ugh. Looks like it’s going to be another long year….)
Total miles for the week: 24
This week is back to the grind. I’m not gonna lie, I’m tired. Work has been very busy and having company two weekends in a row is great, but exhausting. I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend coming up!
Don’t forget to link up with me and Jessie (who just BQ’d this past weekend!!!)