A few months ago I registered for my first half marathon. I decided to document the process of my training, hoping that it will help to keep me accountable to train strong. This is week thirteen.
Monday October 6 – Sunday October 12
Total Miles Planned: 3; plus that one tiny thing called MY FIRST HALF MARATHON!!!
Total Miles Ran: 19; including that one tiny thing called MY FIRST HALF MARATHON!!!
Favorite Run: Not counting my race of course, the four miles I ran last Tuesday felt oh-so-good. I ran Garmin-free and ran without stopping, rather than once to cross a busy street. I also added a short but steep hill to the near end of the run and my ability to conquer it without stopping to walk really boosted my confidence.
Least Favorite Run: Originally I had planned on keeping my running last week to one simple 3-miler, but after realizing that my half marathon was going to be run SEVENTEEN days after my last long run [11 miles] and the already implemented taper doubt I was feeling, I decided to try to get 2-3 shorter runs in for the week.
The two miles I ran on Thursday were fine. I ran home from work, taking a detour to lengthen the run. It wasn’t horrible in any way shape or form, but in comparison to the four miler, this was definitely my least favorite of the week.
Other Workouts: Lots of yoga, includes some restorative and relax-centric sequences in my office at work. A 15-minute strength training routine focusing on upper body. A 2-mile walk during the week, and lots of leg-stretch walking at the expo and while shopping on Saturday.
Listening Notes: The Nerdist Podcast Network Super Panel from Comic-Con and an episode of the Joy the Baker podcast.
Fueling Notes: Nothing of note with the short little runs this week. I did fuel my mind with lots of positivity and relaxation, though!
#THS13Point1 Reflections: I think I’ll save this answer and these words for my race recap… stay tuned!