Week 9 is done! We’re now getting into the “intense” period of training, and it’s Fall racing season so there’s a lot going on! This was also my first time incorporating a race into my long run (more on that in another post). Also my schedule was changed around a little bit because of the races on Saturday and Sunday.
7 mile ‘easy’ run. There was nothing easy about this run, but I got it done.
3 mile run + 30 minutes of strength training. I don’t suggest starting a workout at 7:30 p.m., LOL.
60 minute Boot Camp Class
5 mile tempo run. Do tempo runs every get easier? At least Ryan made things a little better..
Rest Day/Travel Day. I arrived in Philly in the afternoon and hit the expo to get my bibs.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Philly 5K. I was supposed to take it easy, but I foolishly got caught up in all the race hype – whoops!
16.15 mile run, including the RnR Philly half marathon. I did a 3 mile run before the race. I was hoping to hit my long run pace for the race but the humidity pretty much made that impossible.
Total Miles – 34.25 miles
Training Cycle – 233.45 miles
Grade – B
This week just felt hard and I’m really sore today. I ran too fast on Saturday and too slow on Sunday so the weekend was a big thumbs down as far as training, so that’s why I gave myself a B this week. Also I’m just over the humidity. I feel like its been 3 months of this crappy weather and it’s very frustrating. I’m hoping that this next training week goes well but I have my longest run ever, 18 miles, on Sunday.
On a happier note, the official NYC Marathon sneaker from Asics was released and it’s amazing!! I can’t run in Asics sneakers, but I can certainly do cross training classes in them! They will be available to buy on October 1.
If you have any training tips, please let me know in the comments – I welcome any advice!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!