Happy Monday everyone! As ya’ll know I am training for the runDisney: Glass Slipper Challenge in late February so I’ve been sharing my training recaps. I love seeing what others are doing to get race ready and this helps keep me accountable. The Glass Slipper Challenge means I will be running the Enchanted 10k on Saturday and then the Princess Half Marathon on Sunday during Disney’s Princess Half Marathon Weekend. The challenge won’t be the back to back races; the challenge will be the early mornings (3am) with all the walking around the Disney parks.
Even though the Glass Slipper Challenge isn’t my goal race per se, I am still using it as an opportunity to train up and get ready for fall marathon season. You can read more about this strategy here. I will also be running Disney with my mom and sister, so I won’t be trying to hit my goal of a new PR either.
Last week was a great training week! I took the week before off as a break from the Walt Disney World Marathon and spent some time recovering from a virus, so I was anxious to get running again. I was a little nervous on how I would feel after an entire week of laying on the couch and barely being able to eat real food, but I totally rocked it.
I have really loved the Nike Training Club app and have been using a modified version of their Dynamic Warm Up before each run. This has helped me jump right into my run without pain and I can tell my legs are getting stronger for the actual warm up. Also, if you want the specifics on the strength workouts I’ve been doing be sure to check out my first post here.
My tempo run was a total struggle this week, but I know my speed work will improve with time. The weather was rainy so I did this week’s tempo run on the treadmill which threw me off. I also did this tempo run the morning after I ran the night before so my legs were tired. You might have also figured out that I ran the Miami Half Marathon yesterday, so stay tuned for the race recap tomorrow!
Anyways, here’s a look at what I did last week…
MONDAY: 2 easy treadmill miles + Strength #1 workout
TUESDAY: 4.77 easy road miles (12:28, 12:25, 12:23, 12:28, 11:56) Crazy splits, huh?!
WEDNESDAY: 40 minute tempo run on the treadmill (10 min warm up, 20 min at tempo pace, 10 min cool down for a total of 2.9 miles)
THURSDAY: 30 minute spin session + Strength #2 workout
SATURDAY: 2 mile shake out run
SUNDAY: 13.1 Miami Half Marathon
TOTAL: 24.77 miles
As a whole this week was a success. It feels really great to get back into the swing of things. I also feel like I am making progress towards my goals just because I had a strong week. As part of my goal to flourish this year and appreciate the little things I am going to chalk this week up as a win.
Are you training for a spring race?
Have you been able to run outdoors or has it been too cold/snowy?