Week 12 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.
Y’all, this week was a rough one. It was ridiculously busy and training kind of took a backseat to everything else. My less than perfect effort showed through in the form of exhaustion and slow times. This coming week will be another busy one, but I’m hoping I can take the lessons learned in week 12 and come out stronger than before.
Well… I know I said last week that I had a long run scheduled for the day. While that was true, the long run did not happen. Instead, I did sprint intervals on the treadmill for the distance of 2.25 miles to round out week 11 of half marathon training. I’ve realized that I’m having some training plan burnout/boredom issues and I’m finding myself NOT wanting to run… and with my race six weeks away, this should NOT be happening, so I’m working on ways I can fix that. More to come later this week!
I started the work week off with leg day. It was largely quad focused, included wall sits, and had me sore by the end of the day!
AM: “Push” day, meaning chest, shoulders and triceps were on the menu. I did a Lauren Gleisberg workout that I’ve done in the past and I loved it. Except I got about 20 minutes into the workout before I realized my watch had stopped tracking, so my stats for that workout were completely off.
PM: My plan was to get in some speed work through 30 second intervals between my house and the nearby park, buuuut… It was 98 degrees (and my car registering 103) when I left work in the afternoon, so I opted for intervals on the treadmill. I covered the distance of 2.3 miles and had a total stitch in my side by the end. That’s a good thing, right?!
Another treadmill workout. This one was about 2.1 miles of hill intervals. I was huffing and puffing, but I know it was good for me to switch things up. I followed this workout with a super fast total body workout and utilized my ankle weights for a little extra kick, ha!
AM: “Pull” day that included back and biceps got completed Thursday morning. It included lat pulldowns with a resistance band. I don’t have a door attachment for my bands, so I’m rigging something up that isn’t too cute, but I guess it works. I’m also replacing some of the band exercises with dumbbell lat pullovers. If anyone has other suggestions for exercises to work that hard-to-reach area of the back, I’m all ears!
PM: I had four miles on the schedule, but got pulled into an after school meeting that lasted about 45 minutes longer than I’d anticipated. When I got home I jumped on the treadmill and settled for 5K. My husband was out of town for the night, so it was all right that I was still running long after he would’ve returned from work!
Rest day. I needed to destress a bit, so I got my nails and toes done after school. Sometimes that massage chair is as much destressing as I have time for!
10 miles!! My lackadaisical training from the last couple of weeks really showed as I struggled through every bit of the 10 miles. I was miserable halfway in, so I broke up the last half with 4 minutes running, 1 minute walking. It helped pass the time. I finished a lot slower than I wanted to, but I finished and I’m happy with that.
Total Miles: 160.9 Miles
Question: How do you come back from a training rut?