A few weeks ago I started thinking about maybe signing up for a half-marathon in May. It would be two weeks from this past weekend, so I didn’t want to do a long run or hard workout next weekend. However, I haven’t really been doing long runs and I figured I would feel better about it if I got in a 10 miler before the race. I also wanted to make sure I was incorporating hills because the race I am eyeing is very hilly. So on Saturday I ran my first double-digit run in months, and included a workout which made the run fly by.
Overall this was a good week. Fitting in the long run was a little tricky because I had to leave for the train station around 7:30 to go to New York for my friend’s baby shower. I ended up waking up before my alarm and had plenty of time to get the run in. Although I was really tired later in the day!
Monday: 4 miles easy, core and hip exercises
Tuesday: AM: Strength Workout PM: Yoga for hips, back, and hamstrings
Wednesday: 6.1 with 6 hill repeats
Thursday: 4.1 miles easy, first 4 tracks of CXWORXS
Friday: 3 miles easy, glute workout
Saturday: 10 miles with modified negative split workout: 1 mile warm up 3 x 3 miles progression
Total: 27.2 miles
Walked: 18.25 Push-ups: 3 days
Yearly Total: 755/2016
On Sunday the Long Island Marathon was going on within blocks of where I was staying. I had considered running the half a couple of months ago but then decided to get a ride back to MD with my friend who was leaving around 9. I knew Meredith was running so when I realized how close I would be to the course I thought I could maybe walk over and see part of the race. However, I realized I wouldn’t be able to get picked up to go home because of all the road closures, so I had to get out of that area by 7am.
We also had to account for the 5 Borough Bike Tour going on around NYC, plus the rain. Luckily we made it back with no issues! I got to hang out with my friend’s baby in the back seat and I am sure he wouldn’t have been as happy with a much longer ride.
Oh, but Meredith set a PR in her half! Congrats again!
Now I am thinking I kind of want to do that race next year. I guess I have plenty of time to decide!
How were your workouts last week?
When was the last time you spectated a race?
Have you ever been detoured from driving somewhere because of a race?