It’s time for the workout recap with Megan! This time I’m actually on time with my post- ha! I’m actually recapping the last two weeks as I didn’t write one last week due to being out of town. I also didn’t really have a great start to February- I was working a lot and wasn’t able to get my runs in.
Basically the first week of February my only workout was on Wednesday, Feb 3rd– I went for a short two mile bridge run, rocking my favorite Pro Compression socks of course! (Did you get the Valentines’ ones or did you miss out? These babies sold out in hours!)
Then it was time for race day- Warrior Dash was on Saturday, Feb 6th. I won’t go into too many details here because I wrote a recap on it, but it was a pretty awesome but cold event! I ran two laps for 6.2 miles and had plans to do an additional 6 later in the day to make it a total of 12 for the day- which would have been the longest training run so far this year for Princess Half. My foot had other ideas however. I smashed my toe during the race and it hurt so bad I was limping later on, so I nixed the extra 6 miles in favor of relaxation and rest.
Monday, February 8th I went on the Fun Run at work. It was a pretty good run- I practiced the intervals I plan on running during the Princess half. I skipped Tuesday and took a rest day but was back at it Wednesday, February 10th for my last speed work of this training cycle. I did a fartlek workout 3-2-1 (3 minutes easy pace, 2 minutes medium pace and 1 minute hard pace). It was a hard workout- I was running straight into the wind at times which made it more challenging to keep the pacing I wanted. Thursday, February 11th was a much better workout. I did a tempo run and maintained a 10:30 pace for the three miles. I’d love to be this fast for a half marathon, but I’m not sure I can sustain that pace yet for 13 miles!
This weekend I did my last long run of the training cycle- 8 miles with my friend Krystal from the Runner Within on Saturday, February 13th. It was great to run with her again- she’s been more into the boot camps lately so we haven’t been running together much. Having a friend with me for this one made the miles fly by!
Sunday was a rest day. I went to a few shops downtown with my mom- I wanted to check out this new metaphysical shop I heard about in my area, so we went there and walked around the art festival a bit. I found a great lapis lazuli bracelet- I’d been looking for one for a while because it was my Nana’s favorite stone when she was alive. She gave me her stone collection before she passed and I’ve been slowly adding to it over the years.
This week was definitely better than last week in training! I didn’t work as much so I had more time to train. I’m glad I got this week in training in because it makes me super confident for my half next weekend! Last time I was coming up to a half I was nervous and not feeling well at all but this time I have nothing but excitement! I know I can do the distance and seeing as though it’s taken me several years to actually get to the Princess half, I’m really excited!