Going into this week, I knew getting my training in would be challenging with travel and the holidays. I decided to do the best I could and not worry if I couldn’t get all my runs in. I had a couple of rest days scheduled because of the travel, and my main focus this week was spending time with friends and family. Here’s how week 2 went:
Monday: Rest. We drove from Richmond to southern Maryland to visit my family, and spent the day with them.
Tuesday: 4 miles at 10:20 pace. My dad and I headed out to their local rail trail for this run. It was flat and a little warm out! It was a great run, and the last one my dad and I will do together before race day! Later that evening, Brian and I drove back to Richmond.
Wednesday: 5 miles at 10:29 pace. I did this one back in Richmond. The weather was great and it made for a relaxing run.
Thursday: Rest. Brian and I got up around 3am and started the drive back to Atlanta. We were both exhausted, and Skipper was not amused.
Friday: Rest. I spent the day doing errands, laundry, etc to try to get things back in order after the travel.
Saturday: 1 mile warmup, 5k race. I met Alaina for breakfast and an 5k run up in Peachtree Corners! I had planned on doing this run as a speed test and was hopeful for a PR. However, the course was short. The official distance ended up being 2.85 but my watch measured 2.73. I was super confused when I made the final turn and saw the finish. I ran a 8:36 pace which is on part with my 5k PR, so I’ll take it. I also won second place in my age group and got to take a photo with a super creepy snowman! Alaina and I had an great time, so that’s what matters. She’s doing the Dopey challenge this weekend….good luck lady!
Saturday night, Brian and I tried a new restaurant for a late dinner, Crispina Restaurante (italian) and it was delicious! Afterwards we went to a neighbors house to kick off the new year.
Sunday: Rest. I had 9 on the schedule, but after a night of wine and cider, my body was having none of that. I pushed my run to Monday. It was a rainy day, so Brian and I did a Netflix marathon instead!
Total Miles: 12.85
I skipped one cross training day, strength training, and moved my 9 mile run by one day. I am glad for what I was able to do, and since I’m still basebuilding I’m not stressed with the missed workouts. It was a great week off of work!Rock n Roll DC Training Week 2 #rnrdc Click To Tweet
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