It’s time for the workout recap with Megan! Last week I didn’t join in on this linkup because I took Sunday completely OFF- off from blogging, tweeting, instagramming and pretty much everything. But I’m back now and had a pretty great training week so let’s get to it!
Monday, January 18: Rest day. I actually worked both jobs today so I wouldn’t have had time to run anyway.
Tuesday, January 19: Took my running clothes to work and went to the hills for a little hill training right after work ended! It’s so nice being able to run without wanting to die from fluid loss at 3 pm! Our normal 90+ degree weather has been switched lately for chilly 50s and 60s so it’s perfect. I captured this amazing shot too.
Wednesday, January 20: Had a late start so I went to the gym. Did 2 miles on the treadmill and arm weights. I was feeling it for the next two days!
Thursday, January 21: Wasn’t supposed to be a rest day but I worked both jobs. Sometimes it can be a real hassle to my training schedule.
Friday, January 22: Worked both jobs again. No run.
Saturday, January 23: I was contemplating going for a short run today but I decided to take another day off to keep my legs fresh for the long run in the morning! I drove down to Fort Myers to do a long run with Ali from Hit the Ground Running.
Sunday, January 24: Long run day! It was cool enough (ok, cold for us Floridians) to be able to start a little later. We started at 7 am and did 10 miles (I did 10, she did 20). I have a few things I want to note about this run.
Fuel: I brought a few Honey Stinger packets along with me. I took one at 5 miles, but didn’t need another. I also ate a small packet of individual oatmeal in the morning before the run. It kept me energized enough throughout the run. I think I’ll keep that for the actual half marathon.
Pace: 11:15-11:45 the entire time, except the two stops we made to include water and bathroom breaks. This felt comfortable for the most part but towards the end I was faltering a little. If I want to keep this pace for my half (which I do) I’ll have to push myself a bit more.
Accessories: I tried out the new Fitletic fuel belt I bought the other day. It has two 8 oz water bottles that I filled with Nuun (Kona Cola + Cherry Limeade flavor- Cherry Coke!) and I was able to put my packets of gel in the pocket. I still haven’t found anything that will fit my iPhone- I might have to take it out of it’s outer case to carry it with me at Princess so I don’t miss photo opportunities. The waistband worked really well for me. It was nice to not have to carry something throughout the run. It’s also nice during a long run or race to have water when you need it and not have to worry about getting to the next water stop first.
It was a great week in training! This coming week is a rest week and my long run will only be 1:15 in time (about 7-8 miles in distance) so I’m looking forward to scaling back a bit before increasing my mileage again in the following week!
How did you week in training go? Do you prefer to run with a running friend or solo? How was your week in training? Check out mine with gear from @nuunhydration @honeystinger @fitletic and @procompression! Click To Tweet