Happy Sunday everyone! Did you have a good week? This week felt super long so I was more than happy to welcome to weekend. This was week 3 of my training for the Cleveland 8K and Half Marathon (If you want to join me in Cleveland, use code KGCLE10 to save 10% off registration). Overall I was pretty happy with how my workouts went this week.
Also this was such a busy race weekend – Paris Marathon, Cherry Blossom Ten Mile, RnR San Francisco and RnR Raleigh – congrats to all the runners!
4 miles + strength training (15 mins) + 30 tricep dips.
Yup, we got snow on April 2. It was kind of like a delayed April Fools Day joke, lol.
This was an unexpected rest day. The weather was so yucky outside and I was pretty beat from work so I just decided to rest, but I still did 30 push-ups for Rachel’s challenge.
2 miles + Boot Camp (60 minutes) + 30 jump squats.
I was happy to break in my new Brooks Launch 4 sneakers before boot camp class. I really liked them!
4 mile run + 40 tricep dips.
This run felt pretty good, which is weird since my legs are usually sore after boot camp!
Rest Day, but I did 40 push-ups for the challenge.
6 mile run + 40 jump squats.
I think it was 35 degrees when we started our run. Not too cold but not what you’d expect for Spring. It didn’t rain or snow so I was pretty happy about that. This was supposed to be a 5 mile run but I over estimated the distance, oops!
Body Works + Abs class (45 minutes) + Spinning (45 mins)
I think I’ll go back to my double workout Sundays since my mileage is still relatively low. I really like the combination of these two classes back-to-back on Sundays.
Total Weekly Mileage: 16
Total Training Cycle Miles – 33.5
Grade – A
I’m happy with how my workouts went this week but I’m struggling with my low mileage. I guess I’m used to seeing higher weekly mileage from marathon training so mentally I feel like I’m not running enough. I know this is silly since I’m training for a half marathon vs a marathon so hopefully I’ll get over this feeling soon. On a positive note, by step game is strong and Fitbit reminded me of this when I earned a new badge.
Yesterday I came across this post, “The Ultimate Crowdsourced Sports Bra Guide“. I wanted to share it here because I think it’s such a great read. So many female runners struggle with finding the right sports bra and I love that Kelly asked for opinions from women of all body types. My sports bra of choice is Moving Comfort Juno. I’ve used this style of bra for a few years and it keeps the girls in place (no bounce)!
And in totally unrelated to running news, I saw this posted on Facebook and it made me laugh so hard because it’s SO true!
How do you balance running and strength training when training for a race?
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