I spent part of this week recovering and catching up after a long weekend in Phoenix last week. Last Saturday, I ran the Pride Run (half marathon) and crossed state number 13 off my list (Wooo Arizona! — Hope to have a race recap up shortly.). And then afterward, I attended an old high school friend’s wedding (I love celebrating love). It was a good day — it was a good several days, actually. The weather in Phoenix was gorgeous, the race went well, the wedding was perfect, and I gained 5 pounds (i.e., I ate too much, drank too much, and was way merry).
I’m back home now — back to focusing on training for the Hatfield-McCoy Double Half Marathon (and trying to lose those 5 lbs. I gained).
I know I’m behind on my weekly training recaps. Life has been a whirlwind (as usual).
Since my last update (4 weeks ago?), I’ve added a core routine into my workouts, continued my hill/incline training, and have increased my weekly mileage just slightly. I’m about at the halfway point of my training now.
I’ll be honest: I don’t think I’m working as hard this training season as I did last summer for the Marine Corps Marathon training. My runs during the week and weekend were longer and harder last year.
Despite that though, I have noticed an improvement in endurance during hill repeats — it’s gotten easier. I’ve also noticed a slight increase in my average speed. It’s tiny, but it’s there.
For this second half of training, I’m going to try to work a little harder (longer, more consistent runs) and continue hill training and the core workouts.
Monday, March 14 – none
Tuesday, March 15 – 6 miles – treadmill
Wednesday, March 16 – 4 miles – treadmill + 2 miles hill workout
Thursday, March 17 – 4 miles – treadmill + core workout
Friday, March 18 – none
Saturday, March 19 – 14 miles – C&O Canal towpath
Sunday, March 20 – none
Total = 20 miles
Monday, March 21 – none
Tuesday, March 22 – 3 miles – treadmill + core workout
Wednesday, March 23 – 3 miles – treadmill + 1 mile hill workout
Thursday, March 24 – 5 miles – treadmill + 1 mile hill workout
Friday, March 25 – none
Saturday, March 26 – 16 miles – C&O Canal towpath
Sunday, March 27 – none
Totals = 29 miles
Monday, March 28 – none
Tuesday, March 29 – none
Wednesday, March 30 – 4 miles – treadmill + core workout
Thursday, March 31 – none
Friday, April 1 – none
Saturday, April 2 – Phoenix Pride Run (13.1 miles)
Sunday, April 3 – none
Total = 17.1 miles
Monday, April 4 – none
Tuesday, April 5 – 6 miles – treadmill + core workout
Wednesday, April 6 – HH with DC Happy Feet 🙂
Thursday, April 7 – 8 miles – treadmill
Friday, April 8 – 3 miles – treadmill + 1 mile hill workout
Saturday, April 9 – 10 miles – treadmill
Sunday, April 10 – none
Total = 28 miles
Total miles for the year = 283.2 miles
Earlier this week, I met up with Jen and Emily for dinner. In case you forgot, they’re the chicas I’m doing Run the Year 2016 with. We had dinner at Compass Rose in DC — cute little place, great food. Their concept is international street food, which I just love (both the concept and street food).
So far, we’ve completed 571 miles as a team (go DC Happy Feet!) — only 1,445 more to go!
We chatted about upcoming races during dinner (naturally) — both Jen and Emily are doing full marathons this year. Jen is doing the Berlin Marathon in September (so awesome!) and Emily is doing the Marine Corps Marathon in October (love this race!). I gave them updates on Hatfield-McCoy and told them about my San Francisco race in July/August. That transitioned into talking about the Big Sur International Marathon in Big Sur, California (on my bucket list!).
Apparently, there is a relay option for Big Sur. So, I think we’re going to try to sign up and do it together in 2017. It would be fun experience and maybe I can tack on a race in another west coast state before or after the relay. Registration for Big Sur opens in July, so I’ll let you know if we get in. 🙂
Hope you had a great weekend. Enjoy the week!