My Training Log Week October 24th – Half-Marathon Training

  • My Training Log Week October 24th - Half-Marathon Training

My Training Log Week October 24th – Half-Marathon Training

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,Β  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!

 

My Training Log Week October 24th - Half-Marathon Training

 

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

 

My Training Log Week October 24th - Half-Marathon Training

 

How did your training go this week? What’s your upcoming race?

 

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Welcome to my Blog. I’m so happy you’re here. I blog about my running journey, my love for healthy food, including gluten-free and vegan recipes, and fun and easy crafts.

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  1. Congrats on tackling the NYC marathon! You rock and are such an inspiration!

  2. I remember following your training for NYC last year. Amazing how time flies!

  3. Your 5 miler sounds like my 10 miler on Sunday. It felt like I was wearing cement blocks on my feet. I’m hoping for a little lightness in my step tomorrow!

  4. I feel like I have way better runs the day after a bad one too! I like to think its bc I am shaking all the icky stuff out of my legs the day before lol! Looks like another great week of training! Goodluck on the race πŸ™‚

  5. Sounds like a great week! Happy to hear you’re feeling better and more confident in your training!

  6. Great week! Nothing for me to end off 2016 so it’s just me having fun relaxed runs πŸ™‚

  7. It is interesting that you say your better runs follow bad ones. Maybe you’ll figure out why soon and fill us in. Does your body just need a break somehow? Good luck on your next race!

  8. Keep up the great work <3

  9. Good luck with this week’s runs and your half on Sunday!

  10. Great job on your training. That’s why we keep running, even after some bad ones, because we know we are due for a good run. Have a great week!

  11. Great Job Ilka! You really got in some nice long runs, love the pictures πŸ™‚

    Angela @marathonsandmotivation.com
  12. That is so awesome that you ran the NYC marathon! That’s a bucket list item for sure! You go girl!

  13. Great job on your weekly mileage! I don’t think I’ll ever aspire to the marathon distance (I’ll stick to half) but I know that NYC is on so many runners bucket list. Glad you got to do it!

  14. The only training I did last week was teaching 9 yoga classes. It feels so good to be back to my regular workout schedule.

  15. All the best with your half this weekend, Ilka! It’s so much fun to look back at your NYCM pics. I ran it in 2014 and I agree that race is epic.

  16. I am so glad to hear you have bounced right back into the routine of training. I get this about racing, the energy, the support and the accomplishment! It’s just so much fun and rewarding!
    Thanks Ilka for this and yey to be back racing!

  17. I loveeeee thinking about “what I did on this day a year ago” – It’s fun to think about where I was then vs. now! SO much can change over the course of a year. Last year at this time, I had NO FRIGGIN’ CLUE I would be planning a wedding. Holy Moly!! And you had no clue you’d be running a 1/2 marathon!

  18. Glad to hear you got your training back on track! It’s crazy how a bug can completely derail us! Best of luck with the race.

  19. Great job on your runs! I’m glad you’re feeling better. I remember when you ran NYC, I can’t believe it was a year ago already! Hope you have a great half marathon πŸ™‚

  20. One day… I will run NYC. After living there, I have to! Great job and good luck at the race!

  21. I can only imagine what running NYC was like. Maybe I’ll get the opportunity one day. I’m glad to hear you are feeling better and are back to consistent training. Good luck at the half marathon! I hope you’ll get your well-deserved break in the weather that day. Thanks for linking, Ilka!

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