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!
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.
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.
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?