Monday, June 27, 2016

Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Training: Week Three

My much anticipated vacation was finally here! I knew I had some workouts to do, but I also knew I was on vacation to relax.

Okay, so Monday I had four miles to shakeout from the 5k (aka my failed attempt at a long run with a 5k PR in the middle). I woke up early before it got too hot. Still in the 70s at 6am, I had to move. I ended up running negative spilts unintentionally which was freaking awesome! (9:30 9:07 8:51 8:29). 


Tuesday we had threats of thunderstorms all day so we decided to take a trip to the Dogfish Head Brewery for a tour. It was awesome! We got to sample four beers and then at lunch at the brew pub a few miles away. 

Wednesday was my tempo workout for the week. Again, 6am with temps in the 70s and 100% humidity. Great day to be doing this. Anyway, I had six miles on tap with 1200x4 at 10k pace. I figured this should be between a 7:30-7:40 pace. Splits weren't bad, (5:42 5:45 5:55 5:47) but I knew that one was slow. It's only week three, I'm getting there. 



I was going to do my long run on Thursday but I woke up to a thunderstorm. Instead, hubs and I went outlet shopping! I got some awesome deals and it was so nice to spend time with him. 

We ended up celebrating my birthday on Thursday night. All of our friends, and some others, came over for some margaritas and card games. I even made it until midnight!


So since it rained on Thursday, I attempted my long run on Friday. I knew from the second I walked out this door this was going to be a struggle. My legs felt so heavy, it was super muggy (we had a tornado warning later in the day) and I just didn't want to do any more. I stopped at six miles. Walking on sand will crush your legs, plus I realized I hadn't taken my iron pill all week. Might be the reason why I felt like crap. 


Friday night we had our last big evening with everyone. We had such a great week and I had a wonderful birthday. 


Saturday was another reason to celebrate. One of my best friends from high school got married! It's the first time all of my high school friends have been in the same room in about 10 years! 

Guys, this wedding was awesome! I don't think I stopped smiling the entire day. It was just the perfect end to a fantastic week. 


Sunday we drove back to Pittsburgh. The whole time we talked about the amazing memories we made the past week. I have no worries about missing a long run. 

Weekly Total: 16 miles
Monthly Total: 57.1 miles

I'm home. It's time to put in some work this week! I've eaten a lot of random food, had way too many drinks and I need to get back in my routine! 

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