Sunday, December 3, 2017

Run Laughlin Half Marathon Training Week 10

If you follow me on IG, then you already know how this ends. :-)

I had the best half marathon yesterday - and not just because I got that PR was I hoping for. It was a gorgeous course, and I was just having a great time for all of the miles. I'll have a full recap on Tuesday, but first, here's how the final week of training went down.

Run Laughlin Half Marathon Training Recap

Training Recap Week 10: 11/27 - 12/03

Monday, 11/27
Plan - REST
Actual - 1 easy mile with Sallie



Tuesday, 11/28
Plan - Recovery Run | 4.50 miles | Easy pace
Actual - 3.79 miles | 37:59 | 10'01" pace + 1.09 miles | 11:53 | 10'55" pace
I actually packed my running stuff, so I could meet up with a running group after work. I didn't test my headlamp until after we started running. It wouldn't turn on, so I just carried a dead headlamp the entire time! Thank goodness there were enough other people with lights and some street lights, too. The group run was lots of fun!


When I was nearly home, I realized I hadn't turned on Charity Miles for my run so I went out for another mile when I got home.



Wednesday, 11/29
Plan - REST
Actual - 1 easy mile with Sallie



Took it nice and easy for the final week of training, and then @EnjoytheCourse KILLED it on race day.

Thursday, 11/30
Plan - Recovery Run | 2.25 miles | Easy pace
Actual - 2.9 miles | 32:53 | 11'20" pace
Took it slow and easy. I was a tiny bit hard on myself for such a slow pace, but tried to make it ok by saying I needed to save my speed for race day. My pace was also a bit slower because I took about a thousand pics of my shadow while running. LOL I was having a hard time getting one I loved and finally gave up and settled on this one. :D



Friday, 12/01
Plan - REST
Actual - 1 easy mile with Sallie



Saturday, 12/02
Plan - RACE DAY!!
Actual - 13.1 miles | 2:04:35 | 9'31" pace
Race day turned out better than I could have imagined, and I can't wait share the whole story with you. Be sure to come back on Tuesday to read all about it! The weather was perfect. The scenery was gorgeous. I felt strong and couldn't help but smile the entire race - especially the last few miles. It really came together so perfectly. I definitely succeeded in both goals - Have Fun & PR - during the race and really couldn't be happier with race day.




Sunday, 12/03
Plan - REST
Actual - 1 easy mile with Sallie & Jeff
Out of the blue this morning, Jeff said he wanted to run with me and Sallie. Who was I to say no? :-) One mile done with my two loves.

Where's my treat, momma?


Numbers
Runs: 8 runs | 24.94 total miles
Strength: 0 days
Yoga: 0 sessions
#RWRunStreak: 11 Days (out of 40)


Next week's meals:
I've just not been in the mood to meal plan lately. Here are some non-recipes that I'm hoping to give me some inspiration for the week. Still trying to rely mostly on staples already in the cupboards.

Breakfast:
Blueberry chia overnight oats

Lunch:
PBJs
Tuna sandwiches

Dinner:
Some kind of ground beef / instant potato creation
Some kind of chicken and rice casserole


I'm linking up today with Tricia & Holly for the Weekly Wrap. Have a fantastic week!!

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14 comments:

  1. I have still not gotten on board with the overnight oats. I need to! I am trying to do the Run Streak as well. So far so good. Good luck with yours!

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    1. It took me awhile to get on board, too, but now they're just so easy. I usually heat them up before eating, if it's the cold oats that turn you off.

      Good luck with the streak!

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  2. Glad the race turned out so well. Can't wait to read about it :)

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  3. I saw that PR on IG! Congrats! You did kill it!

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  4. Congrats on the PR! I can't help but wonder if your goal having fun played a factor in the PR happening as well? I seem to run faster (and "easier") when I don't try so hard LOL

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  5. Congratulations on the PR! But, I think feeling strong and happy for the whole race is the best thing of all. Nothing beats that feeling. I hope you are still riding high on cloud nine. You earned it. Thanks for linking!

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    1. I couldn't agree more! It was such an incredible feeling with the PR just being a cherry on top.

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  6. I keep doing the same thing...I forgot to turn on the charity app! I forgot again last night.
    I am so tickled that everything went so well for you! Those dream days are to be cherished :) I am waiting on the details ;)

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    1. It so frustrating when I forget. :D

      My recap is live here, if you want to check it out.

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  7. Congratulations girl! That is an incredible finish time ...I know you are so happy! I'll be anxious to read all about it in the recap.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am incredibly happy, indeed. :)

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