So we are into another training cycle. I am so excited! Seriously, I haven’t had the training bug in a while so to have it again makes my heart so happy. I’ve picked a fall half marathon, so I have 18 weeks. I usually like 16 weeks, but the idea of having 2 extra weeks actually makes me feel better. I like knowing I have 2 solid weeks of base running. Here is how my first week of training went.
I ran on Sunday (6/28) to bust out some hill work. It was death. I hated it, no love what so ever. First run was 3 miles. This run isn’t technically in my training, but I love this picture so I had to include it.
On Tuesday, I had training with Meredith and afterwards I wanted to go bust out a fast mile. The endorphins from the killer workout must of made me crazy because I ran a 9:58 mile. YYASSS.
Wednesday I ran 3 miles. It felt good, it wasn’t super easy but not super hard either. I pushed myself just enough to feel like I had a great run. And look at the cute frog! These are spray painted all over the trails.
Saturday was the AJC Peachtree Road Race. I was on schedule to run another 3 miles, but I was so excited to run this race. I had another 10K on June 20th that I bombed (slowest 10K race ever) so I actually wanted to have some great result. I will post another entry about this race, because it was that good! I swear! I finished a minute faster than last year, and I ran the entire length of Cardiac Hill. #winning
And yes, I am completely soaked in this picture because I ran in a monsoon.
Sunday was a recovery run. I had 4 miles scheduled, and I really loved this run. It was relaxing minus the heat and humidity that was choking me, but otherwise it was good. I ran super slow, and my legs were still screaming at me. Those Atlanta hills are brutal.
So my training week was something like this (not including the 6/28 run):
Tuesday: 1 mile @ 9:58
Wednesday: 3 miles @ 11:00 average pace
Saturday: Peachtree Road Race 10K @ 11:18 average pace
Sunday: 4 miles @ 11:55 pace
Total: 14.2 miles with total time of 2:41
I am so excited about this training cycle, look forward to more posts!