Annapolis Half Marathon Training Week 2 Recap

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | training

Oct 28

Training for the Annapolis Half Marathon continues!  I can happily say that I’m well on my way as I prepare for this race – so I’ll give you a recap on my latest week of training.

Today I’m linking up at Wild Workout Wednesday with Annmarie at The Fit Foodie Mama, Angelena Marie at Angelena Marie: Happy, Healthy & Balanced, Michelle at Fruition Fitness, and Nicole at Fitful Focus!   Check out their blogs for some great workouts!
The Fit Foodie Mama

Sharing my latest training recap for the Annapolis Half Marathon on November 21!

Workouts for the Week:

Wednesday 10/21:  Rest day.

Thursday 10/22:  I had a 3-mile run on tap, and it went pretty well – you could even say it was speedy!  It’s crazy how much easier 3 miles seems compared to 4-mile runs.

Friday 10/23:  No workouts, but a lot of errands – the laundromat, shoe shopping (for work), grocery shopping.  Then in the evening I got to watch the Kansas City Royals clinch their spot in the World Series for the second year in a row!

Saturday 10/24:  9-mile long run on the gorgeous Forbidden Drive!  It was fantastic.  Now, I did have some hip pain around mile 5, so I know I need to really focus on my hips more than ever.  The time went by really fast!  Then we had 2 softball games.  Thankfully, this week was a lot more fun, and I got an RBI!  I’ve been striking out all season so it was great to finally get on base.

Sunday 10/25:  We went back to the Wissahickon for a 3-mile run.  This time, we went off the beaten path on one of the trails in the hills – and it was really tough!  The views, however, were absolutely gorgeous and more than once I stopped to take it all in.  I also knocked out some push ups.

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Monday 10/26:  No running.  Since my hips are worrying me, I did 30 clam shells on each side.  They were really tough, so that explains a lot.  Weak hips are the worst!

Tuesday 10/27:  Finally made it to Core Fusion Class.  We spent a good amount of time on the Bosu ball, which is always a killer!  Whatever balance I used to have is gone!  But at least I’m working on getting it back.  I was going to run when I got home from work, but I was feeling lazy/tired…maybe I can blame the 4 hours of sleep the night before?  Pushups and clam shells will have to do.

How could you not love running when it looks like this?!

How could you not love running when it looks like this?!

Week 2 Report Card:

Considering that I did the Tough Mudder a little over a week ago, I’m feeling great!  Thankfully, my hip pain has subsided, but I know that I need to add clam shells as a routine workout.  Leg raises wouldn’t hurt either.

When it comes to running, I really enjoyed this past week and felt strong!  Coach Kristy would say I went out too fast, but I just wanted to remember what it feels like to really push myself.  And my knees didn’t bother me on any of my runs, which is always a relief.   I’ll get back to my regular good behavior this week – I promise!

Grade for Week 2?  A-.  I really have no complaints!  Let’s hope I keep this up as my long runs get longer and I get back to speed work!   Looking at the course for the Annapolis Classic Half Marathon, I may need to practice on hills too!

How have your workouts been this past week?  

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