Monday, December 26, 2016

Princess Half Marathon Training: Week Three

This week was strange. It's started really well but ended not so well.


Monday I did a strength workout and rolled. I think I rolled for close to 20 minutes it just felt so good.

I also received my We Run Social ornament from the exchange. It was from Christina (@littlebeastling on Instagram) and it was perfect! I love this group so much and the people I have gotten to connect with this year!


Tuesday was an interesting workout. Here were the details.
2 mile warmup
3 miles HMP (7:52, 7:50, 7:42) with 3:00 recovery
4x2:00 fast (3 out of 4 under 7:00/pace) with 90 seconds recovery
1 mile cool down
7.8 miles total


I was really proud of my work on this. The one 2:00 segment I was slower was because I slipped on ice and had to regain my composure! My goal HMP is 8:00 so those paces were great! I really liked this workout and I'm glad I did it!

Wednesday was a recovery day and I did another strength workout. I also got an adorable package from my friend Brandi! It made my heart so happy!


Thursday was when the week took a turn. I got on the treadmill for my workout. One mile warm up. Three miles HMP (7:52, 8:03, 7:59) and then I stopped. My stomach was angry. REALLY angry. I missed my one mile cool down and I couldn't move another step. I literally got stopped in my tracks.


I decided to rest on Friday since I still wasn't feeling 100%. Hubs and I did get to go out for Date Night! We went to The Yard over in Shadyside. It was so nice and we just loved spending the time together.


Saturday I felt better so we headed out for my long run. Hubs was gonna walk a little bit while I attempted 10 miles. My stomach had other plans. I made it six miles and had to call it quits. I felt like my stomach was in a knot. Great. Just great. At least I ran a 9:10 average pace for the six miles and they felt fine cardio wise.


Sunday I had planned on finishing my 10 miles but then I was struck with a migraine. Yep, full blown. I couldn't catch a break. I went to bed and stayed there. I felt terrible! Luckily before I got sick we had a nice Christmas morning.


Weekly Total: 17.8 Miles
December Total: 67.1 Miles

Luckily today (Monday) I'm feeling better. The weather is suppose to be beautiful so I am trying to get outside for a little bit. I have some vacation days this week too so I'm hoping to get back in to my groove.

I hope you all had had a wonderful holiday! Enjoy the last week of 2016

Did you get to enjoy your holiday? Any gift you were really excited to receive? 

4 comments:

  1. So disappointing that you got sick, but you still killed it this week. Way to go girlfriend!

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  2. I appreciate it Gretchen! Just gotta get healthy then back at it!

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