Weekly recaps help me stay accountable, see weekly progress, set small goals, and check in with the world. I like seeing how others are doing- the good, the not-so-good. I think as runners we have so much we can learn from each other. I’m Linking Up With the Jess’s- jessrunsatl.com and therightfits.com -check them out for other weekly recaps! I’m also linking with Courtney at eatprayrundc.com who is training for a different race than I am, but we are in the same running group.
This week had a long training run on the schedule as well as my first race of the fall season. I had thought the race was Saturday and I was going to tack on some extra miles. I was wrong- a Sunday race led me to an unconventional schedule this week. Plus non-running life was super busy. So plans changed. One week at a time, right?
Wednesday: 4 miles of hills, average pace 10:19. Not too bad. I felt good and was trying to pay attention to form. Running after work meant I had energy and running right before sunset meant the temps were in the 80s with no humidity. I love fall running when the humidity has broken for the summer. Still warm enough for shorts and a tank top (while running) but not miserable.
Saturday: 12.25 miles with my running group. I did this at regular Saturday pace- so the pace varied between 10:13-11:37 pace. The total average pace at 11:07, which is fine for marathon training pace for me right now. The miles that were in 11:00 range has walk breaks in them. It was great to catch up with two of my running girls as we ran. My hip didn’t start hurting until the last mile, which was ok. I had volunteered to watch homebase for the second “shift” of the morning, so I stretched and foam rolled.
Sunday: 13.1 miles- Navy Air Force Half Marathon! I’ll do a full race recap this week, but I was glad to get the miles in with two others in my running posse. I purposefully ran this at a very slow pace. I actually sped up the last 3 miles when I started to feel my hip tightening up. Overall, no pain, but I’m glad I’m seeing the doctor this week. And interestingly, it was only a day off from my first half marathon 6 years ago- and within a minute of the same time! It’s amazing to see how my strength, speed and perspective have changed since that first race.
Total weekly mileage: 29.35 miles.
Goals for next week: Better consistency. Over 20 miles running, at least one cross-training. Doctor!