I’m pretty happy with the way I eased back into my training this week. Consistency is definitely the key to running. Even though my pace is still not on key ,the humidity is still quite high in my area as well, I have my stamina back to cover longer distances. Thank Goodness – 2 weeks ago I was really worried when this stomach bug left me very depleted and weak. This week I was able to stick with my training schedule.
My Half-Marathon is coming up next Sunday and yes, I’m super excited! I can’t wait to be back at racing. I love the energy of a race, the running community, my family waiting for me by the finishing line and cheering me on! Instagram this weekend was flooded with so many awesome race pictures of so many beautiful runners – I loved it! I’m looking forward to fall running season every year!
As of this coming week, I will stick to a lighter running schedule, focus on nutrition and hydration and hope for the best on race day.
This week a year ago I ran the NYC Marathon! Good Luck to everyone running it this year! It really is the mother of all races, and for Runners the NYC Marathon is like going to the Academy Awards. Enjoy it!
So here is how my running went this week:
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Another not running. Not because I needed a break, but my schedule didn’t allow it to fit in a run.
Wednesday: 7 miles around my neighborhood. I started out this run too fast and struggled half-way through with my stamina. I usually never make this mistake, but the weather was so breezy and I thought I could just fly through my run – that wasn’t the case though…
Thursday: 6 miles around my neighborhood again. I threw in some 0.5 miles speed work. It was super humid and the struggle was real. I’m really hoping the humidy will not be through the roof like this on Sunday. It makes running hard and miserable.
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 5 Miles around my community. I was very tired during this run, my legs felt like lead. I called it quits after Mile 5.
Sunday: It was a great 10 Miler to the beach. For some reason my better runs are always the day after a really bad one. Pace 9:15.
Total Mileage for this week: 28 miles
How did your training go this week? What’s your upcoming race?