What a week it was! This week was pretty low mileage since I had a headcold come on and wanted to get rested up for my half marathon on Saturday. I originally had wanted to race my half, but with my head still staying pretty congested I decided to just have fun and not push myself into a deeper sickness (plus I wanted to enjoy our weekend full of camping!). I still ended up getting fourth in my age group (!!!) at my race and honestly had SO MUCH FUN! It was by far the best half marathon I can ever remember having (race recap to come soon).
Besides getting sick, I did hit my mile repeats on Tuesday so that was a huge bonus and I just ultimately took the rest of the week off from any hard runs and just focused on recovery and easy paces.
Monday: 6 miles Easy @ 10:20 on the treadmill
Tuesday: 1.5 warm-up; 3 @ 7:20 (600 R) ; 1.5 cool-down- 7 miles total
Wednesday: Sick- took a rest day
Thursday: 3 miles easy on the trails @ 9:54
Friday: 3.25 miles easy @ 10:00
Saturday: RACE DAY! 13.2 miles @ 9:17 - 2:01:37- I turned off my auto alerts for mile splits on my Garmin and just went by feel. I negative-split my race time by over 2 and a half minutes and kept my heart rate under 160. I never pushed myself too hard and felt super recovered after I finished. I also got 4th in my age group!
Sunday: Rest Day
- Kept my health and rest a priority
- Fitness is still there!
- 4th in my age group
- Negative-split by a huge amount!!
- Kept positive the entire race and never felt like I had 'hit the wall'
- Hit my mile repeats
- Got sick (bummer!)
- Didn't hit my mileage for the week
- Didn't get a PR for the half like originally planned
- Took an extra rest day
- So much running = so much laundry!!!