Monday, March 19, 2018

Pittsburgh Half Marathon Training - Week Five

This was the first week in awhile that I felt in control. While things at work were a little crazy, I was super focused on not letting it get in to my non-work life. I think I did a pretty great job.

After the half, I took Monday to rest. I was still super sore and needed the time.

Tuesday I jumped on the treadmill for my speed work. I only made it half way through my 400s because my hip was really bothering me. It takes me a lot longer to recover anymore, and I know this. I should have just taken another rest day. Live and learn.

Wednesday I went to get fitted for my glasses. It was almost one year ago (actually, Thursday marks one year) that my eye condition started. I found out that my right eye (the problem eye) had some trauma from the condition and needs some help. My left eye is great. It's really sad to know in a year I went from perfect vision to needing glasses so quickly. But, I'm glad to have talked to the eye doctor and she went over a game plan to try and help me with this process. I also did some barre work when I got home. Oh my abs....

Thursday Maddie, Jessie and I went to Orange Theory. I have never been before and Jessie and I did the team work together. It was interesting but not for me. Especially for the price. I don't discredit anyone who does it, I just don't see the fit in my training.

We also went to trivia after and WON! First place! It was a blast!

Friday I rested. I was so tired and hubs made dinner. It was so nice to just relax a little bit.

Saturday I hit the treadmill for a fun workout.
1 mile warm up
200m x 4 with 200m recoveries
3 miles at 30 seconds over goal pace
200m x 4 with 200m recoveries
1 mile cool down
7 miles total.

I loved this workout and so glad I could do it. It felt really good! Plus, I went to yoga after (yay ClassPass!) and really stretched out.

Then I hung out with some friends for St. Patrick's Day. SO MUCH FUN! I cannot stress how imperative it is to do things outside of running during training.

Sunday Jessie and I ran eight miles and a pretty perfect long run pace. We chatted, saw some dogs and she taught me about Rowing. I love these long runs. They help me break out of my head for a little bit and just hand out with a friend.

Weekly Total: 18.3 miles
March Total: 47 miles
2018 Total: 161.3 miles

I have some fun things coming up in the next few weeks. This time of year is always my favorite. Race season is super close and wrestling is great. It's almost Wrestlemania and our next trip! I cannot wait!!!

You can still save $10 on the Pittsburgh Marathon/Half/Relay by using promo code RUBELDSGPM10. Hurry! The code is only good until March 31, 2018!


  1. After spending the better portion of last year sick and unable to run I realized the importance of having other things in my life. You're spot on about making time for other activities! Have a great week!!

  2. I used to do OTF. I loved it but I didn't love it long enough to stick with it. It was a fad I went through. I'm not good at sticking to indoor workouts, I much prefer to just run outside.