Half Marathon #2 Weeks 1-3

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I officially finished week three, well sort of. Unfortunately it was all spent on a treadmill. Ugh. We are in the middle of non stop snow and cold in the Midwest. If you follow my non-running personal blog you will also note the amount of cold medicine I’ve been in love with lately. My updates have been sparse because well, running has been sparse unfortunately. Two separate colds have kicked my butt, my week of being healthy was spent with a sick little guy & now I’m wrapping up an ear infection. It’s been a fun February.

Week 1

This is officially the only week I’ve successfully made it through all runs. Yea, it’s been that crazy around here. As I mentioned pretty much everything is and will be treadmill for a bit. The plan was:

Monday: Rest/PiYo
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles (Plus Double Volleyball)
Thursday: Rest/PiYo
Friday: 3 miles
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 6 miles

Overall all four runs felt pretty good. I was fighting a cold but it tended to clear up as I was running & that made me feel pretty good. This was really my first time running since December. I got one quick run in back in January but not enough to say that it was worth mentioning too much.

It feels pretty good to be back and I’m actually really happy that I accidentally took January off. I think that helped my knee a bit and is giving me motivation to keep going!

Week 2

I only got two of my runs done this week and sadly one was actually the Monday after week 2 technically ended. Ugh.

The plan this week was:

Monday: Rest/PiYo
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: Tempo: 4 Miles at 75-80% Max Effort (Plus Volleyball)
Thursday: Rest/PiYo
Friday: 3 miles
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 7 miles

Sunday’s run actually took place the next day, on Monday. I did get a few rounds of PiYo in and I’m enjoying that a lot. As for the tempo run & second 3 mile run…. that didn’t happen. I was frustrated when the week was over but was feeling pretty crappy and barely slept so just hoping to rest up and feel better this next week.

Week 3

So much for feeling better. Mid-week I wound up with an ear infection (still trying to hear out of my left ear) and that pretty much killed my runs this week. Bouncing & ear pain do not mix!

I also got new shoes last week, I decided to switch it up and went with the Nike Women’s Air Zoom Structure 18. I didn’t actually get to try them until my long run, but I think I love them.

The plan for this week was:

Monday: Rest (Did my 7 miles from the day before)
Tuesday: 4 Miles
Wednesday: Tempo: 4 Miles at 1-2% Incline, Each Mile A Little Faster
Thursday: Rest/PiYo
Friday: 3 Miles, Steady
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: 7.5 Miles

Well…. I got my 4 miles on Tuesday & 7.5 miles this morning… Not AS bad as I thought it would be but I’m bummed that yet again I missed a tempo run.

This week will be better! I now plan on running in the morning for the days that I need to get them done, so I am hoping that it fits with my schedule a little better. I’m also blocking sickness out of our house all together!

Just in time for a “Recovery Week”.

How is your running going?

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