Weekly Workout Recap: 1/18 to 1/24

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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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7 thoughts on “Weekly Workout Recap: 1/18 to 1/24”

  1. Great picture from your Tuesday workout!! I would kill to run outside right now. Actually, I would kill to run. I can’t wait to stop being in recovery mode. And bravo to you for taking a day off from everything!! A mental health day to be unplugged is always important! Hope this week has started well for you

  2. Super awesome week, Montana! I’m super jealous of that gorgeous shot from Tuesday. Just beautiful. I’m definitely grateful for generally nice weather out here on the west coast, too – sunshine makes for some nice long run weather. 🙂 And yay for an awesome 10 miles! Keep it up girl!

    Thanks for linking up again – glad to have you back!
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