RnR DC Half Training: Weeks 7 & 8

Good morning!

I’m back (again) with not one but two weeks of updates! One change to my weekly recaps: I’m no longer adding up my yoga time. It’s still at least 5 minutes a day and I still post daily on Instagram, it’s just that I would like to do something that isn’t timed. I started not paying so much attention to the time and my practice has become even more enjoyable and focused.

Welcome to my training log! Since consistency is my word of 2017 and I like to keep a record of my training, this time around I’m just posting the workouts completed and totals. If there’s something specific to address, I’ll add it in, but for the most part this will be a pretty basic weekly training recap.

Currently, I’m training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll DC Half Marathon, taking place on March 11th.  I’m also in pre-season mode for triathlon, so you’ll see an increase swimming and cycling over the next several weeks.

Week 7

Picture of the week:

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Enjoying a latte at King Street Coffee after 6 miles on the W&OD. And yes, I do realize it’s not Whole 30 compliant 😉

So this week was all yoga + running. I was feeling more energized than the previous week and just wanted to get my miles in. In addition to regular homework, I ended up with more homework for work–I unintentionally spend almost SIX hours at my laptop taking training courses on both Thursday AND Friday watching videos and taking quizzes and I’m only halfway finished. Feeling a bit overwhelmed but it will all even out soon. Just need to work on time management!!

In regard to the Whole 30, I was doing really well on it until I wasn’t. My nephew turned ONE and we had a birthday party for him. I went to the party with the “I’m not having anything that’s going to F up my W30…” then I had cake. Because my nephew only turns one once. The funny thing is, that I felt FINE on Sunday and had a great 6 miler and felt great after my latte with low-fat milk. I was going to start over with day one again, but decide to just keep going to day 30 with a few modifications. Yes, I know that’s not really a Whole 30 anymore, but I think I’ve come up with some good conclusions I’ll share later this week.

Monday-
3 miles, 30:43, 10:15 pace

Tuesday-
rest

Wednesday-
4 miles, 40:51, 10:13 pace

Thursday-
rest

Friday-
rest

Saturday-
rest

Sunday-
6 miles, 1:02:32, 10:25 pace

Totals:
Swim 0
Bike 0
Run- 13 miles, 2 hrs, 14 min, 6 seconds

Week 8

This week was much better than the previous week. Still didn’t get in the pool but I got two solid bike rides in and of course continued my running and yoga. I also started my new job! I’m in sales at a local bike shop and while it’s fun, there’s SO much to learn especially being a complete newbie and that can be a bit intimidating. Luckily I work with some pretty awesome (and patient) people.

Picture of the Week:

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love this wall hanging at my new job.

Monday-
Rest day.

Tuesday-
3 miles, about 30 minutes (I didn’t wear a watch-just looked at the clock before I left).

Wednesday-
Cycle trainer intervals-9.28 miles, 30:02. I’ve been using a video on Youtube that makes the trainer surprisingly tolerable. The music was a bit intense at first, but it actually kept me pumped up.

Thursday-
5 miles, 48:20, 9:40 pace. This is the run that made me realize: I can do this. Yes, I loved seeing that pace over 5 miles, but it was more of how I felt. I realized I was over halfway through training and still healthy-something that has never happened since I started running half marathons back in 2011.

Friday-
Rest

Saturday-
14 miles, 1:19:34. I got out on the bike-outside! We took to the gravel roads around my house to the farmers market and back. It was a very humbling, hilly ride. At one point going uphill I think my Garmin said I was going 8mph-not a speed I’m used to seeing. As long as we keep having decent weather I want to ride this or a similar route-this year I want to improve on the hills.

Sunday-
7 miles, 1:16:52, 10:58 pace. My longest run since the Mount Desert Island Half in October 2013! It felt good, probably could’ve run it a bit faster but my goal was to be able to chat with Tyler the entire time and take a hilly route without feeling like I’m dying. Mission accomplished.

Totals:
Swim 0
Bike- 23 miles, 1 hr, 39 min, 34 seconds
Run- 15 miles, 2 hrs, 35 min, 12 seconds

My #1 goal for this week is simple: GET IN THE FREAKING POOL!

How is your training going?

 

 

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