Half Marathon Training Week 7 – I Almost Forgot

Hi! I promise I’m still alive. 😉 Last week was moving week, which made things juuuuuust a little (times a bajillion) crazy around these parts. On Wednesday, the day the movers came, we were literally going from 5am to midnight. And between school, work, and trying to finish up at the old place, most of the days after have been pretty similar.

disasterThis is basically the situation.The nth degree, by the way.

We’re still not completely finished at our old condo, but we are almost there. At least that’s what I keep telling myself. Needless to say, this week didn’t leave a whole lot of time for running.

I could not for the life of me figure out which week I just finished! I had to check  my last post. I think my brain is deteriorating. Anyway, like I said, this was a bit of a lackluster training week. Not exactly what I needed after a cutback week the week before, but I guess that’s one of life’s curveballs for ‘ya.

Monday: Full body strength training. I felt like I was setting myself up for an AMAZING week by strength training on Monday morning! I did 40 minutes of random exercises while watching the Boston Marathon. Talk about motivating, hey? I also have an inability to sit still, so some form of multitasking was absolutely necessary.

mebIf this isn’t motivating then you have no chance in life. 

Tuesday: 3.1 miles @ 7:45. I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS RUN! I finished in 24:02 I believe. The last 5K I ran was a 25:02 so even this was not a race I am counting it as a PR. I didn’t decide to make it a fast run until after the first mile was 8:08. The next ones were 7:35 and 7:38. I sprinted the 0.1 @ 6:40! I know for sure that I can break 24 minutes in my next 5K race, so that’s awesome to know that I haven’t lost all my speed half marathon training!

Wednesday: Lift heavy boxes all day long. This counts as strength training.

Thursday: OFF

Friday: OFF

Saturday: OFF

I am mildly unimpressed with three off days, but it’s not like I was lazing around – I was either at school, work, or moving. Literally all day long. So it is what it is. 🙂

BUSYThis is more like it…well I wish it was. 

Sunday: 9 miles @ 8:36. I am recapping this run tomorrow because it deserves it’s own post. So for now, let’s just say that it was a testament to my mental strength more than anything. I have a mini goal of an 8:30 pace for all my long runs, but I am SO proud of myself for this run! It was the furthest that I have EVER gone and I did not die = instantaneous success. 🙂

How do you bounce back from lackluster training?

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One thought on “Half Marathon Training Week 7 – I Almost Forgot

  1. I am totally losing my mind too! I was having a hard remembering that I even ran last week let along what number week it was

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