Training is in full force here…finally! With three half marathons on the calendar this fall, and possibly a fourth, being half marathon ready is more more than necessary. Thankfully hanging that runDisney training plan on my fridge seems to be incredibly motivating for me. Checking off each run is rewarding…kind of like little kids and sticker rewards charts. Maybe I should get some stickers? But I digress…
I am currently training for the following:
9/11 – Harrisburg Half Marathon
9/24 – Diva Half Marathon DC
11/5&6 – Lumiere’s Two Course Challenge (Wine & Dine 10K and Half Marathon)
I’m running Harrisburg with my hubby and Diva and Wine & Dine with my bestie Jan! (I’m not sure if I’m more excited about running the half marathons, or having a girls weekend away????)
I started the week off with a 4 mile run on Monday. Since I missed the “long” run over the weekend I just started my week off with it. After all, it’s “only” four miles. Seriously though it was the longest I’d run in a while! LOL!
On Thursday I had the worst run of the week, and the shortest. The humidity was horrendous! So even early in the morning running was miserable. It felt like Florida out there!
Then Saturday I did my long run of the week and ran a 10K. I explored a beautiful trail, where I learned I need bug spray when I run there! But I had a great run. I felt strong, which was encouraging after such inconsistent training since I know I have to start amping my mileage up in preparation for the September halves. The weather was decided more cooperative and I saw a better pace per mile than on Thursday’s humid run.
All in all I was very pleased with my training this week. After our move and all the changes our family has gone through this past month it’s nice to get back into my running routine. I am in a decidedly better mood on the days that I run so I’m sure my family appreciates that! Here’s to another week of training and meeting goals! I can’t wait for my next race and the upcoming racecations with my BRF!
On the training plan for this week are 30-45 minute maintenance runs on Tuesday and Thursday and 8 miles on Saturday. For daily updates, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram! What’s on your training plan this week?