Last Week’s Workouts + Wine & Dine Week 10 Recap

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Week 10 of my Run Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Training is complete! Check out the lessons I learned this week and how I’m moving forward.
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Last Week's Workouts

The challenges that were part of week 9 (and the beginning of week 10) humbled me, but also helped give me the extra oomph I needed to face this week head on. With only seven weeks until race day and life getting busier, I feel like the pressure is on.

Sunday, 9/3/17:

If you read last week’s update, you know that I was busy and also sick! Those two things combined create a recipe for disaster. Throw in a scheduled 11 mile run and I feel like I’m setting myself up for failure. After taking some unplanned rest days from working out, I jumped back on the train with a traditional leg day and pushed my long run from Saturday to Sunday. I was sore on Saturday, but nothing unbearable, but when I woke up on Sunday, the DOMS hit me like a ton of bricks. My quads, hamstrings, and inner thighs were so sore. I thought moving might help, but I got just over 5.5 miles and felt like a walking bowl of jello with every step. I took lots of walk breaks and averaged about an 11:05 pace — much slower than what my pace has been lately. I couldn’t bear another hour on the road and I didn’t want to hurt myself, so I called it. What hurt the most was my pride.


Monday, 9/4/17:

Labor Day! I worked on getting my mojo back with an upper body pump and some yoga. It worked! I felt a lot better than I did on Sunday and my legs were feeling great too. BLAST! If only I had waited just one more day to attempt that long run.

Related: Wine & Dine Half Marathon Training: Weeks 10-13

Tuesday, 9/5/17:

AM: Back to the grind! My 4:15 alarm went off for the first time in six days and getting up wasn’t as difficult as I’d anticipated. I got in a quick full body kettlebell workout (this one!). Four rounds took me about 30 minutes, which left just enough time to get in a good stretch before starting breakfast.

Stopped into Target this week and got some new workout goodies! Tank // Pants (similar) // Shoes (from Academy!)

PM: I was able to leave school at a relatively reasonable time, so I had a great opportunity to get my run in. It was great and I didn’t even mind the 14 mph wind! I still feel down on myself when I see my pace some days…but then I remember how HARD it is to run fast in the heat and that cooler temps are coming. Eventually.😜

Related: How to Train for a Half Marathon With a Busy Schedule

Wednesday, 9/6/17:

Wednesday was another traditional leg day, but I went lighter than I did last week and cut some reps off. I don’t need a repeat of Sunday’s long run fiasco.

Thursday, 9/7/17:

AM: “Pull” day, aka back and biceps, with some abs worked in. It was a great workout!

PM: After school I had a run planned and as I was getting dressed, I thought Pippa might want to join me. I asked her if she wanted to go with me and she got so excited! It had been a while since I’d taken her out, so she started off a little too fast and was pretty winded on the second half of the run. But she still loved it and recovered in time to be so excited (as she always is!) by the time my husband got home.


Friday, 9/8/17:

Rest day.

Related: Wine & Dine Half Marathon Training: Weeks 10-13

Saturday, 9/9/17:

Saturday was an 11 mile long run and it was great! I could tell early on that it was going to be a good run. It wasn’t easy, but it was good. With the exception of my few walk/water/fuel breaks, my paces were pretty consistent and I was proud of myself. I have speed work this coming week and another long run next Saturday, so the miles are really ramping up with only seven weeks to go until the race!


Week 9 Miles: 12.9 Miles

Week 10 Miles: 18.55 Miles

Total Miles: 133.7 Miles

On the blog this week, look for my #RunDisneyShorts Review, a few great tips on balancing fitness and fun, and a home workout you can do in your pajamas!

Question: What’s coming up on our blog this week?

I’m linking up for Weekly Wrap with HoHo Runs and Mississippi Piddlin!

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Comments

  1. says

    Glad to hear that you ended on a high note this week! That tank from target is super cute! I love that color. It’s great for fall. Keep up the strong work!

  2. says

    I’m glad to see you are feeling better and nailed your 11 miler this week! Like you, those summertime paces really mess with my head. I’m so glad it’s cooling off now. I used to run with one of my dogs and she would start out so fast! I would have to pull on her constantly to slow down. After a few miles, we would be in sync!

  3. says

    Kudos to you for ending the week on a high note!!

    I agree with you about Target workout gear. I only own a few pieces, but it’s great stuff. I also love Old Navy for affordable workout gear.

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