I’m on a little bit of a high from my runs this week. I hit my highest mileage week of training coming in at 24 miles in just 3 runs. Each run felt so good and strong.
There was the rainy 3-miler turned 6-miler on Tuesday. Don’t you love those runs where you set out thinking you’ll go short and easy and your body surprises you with “run more please.”
Then there was another effortless 6-miler on Thursday while I was in Florida visiting my parents. Flat roads + water scenery = bliss!
And I wrapped up the week with a 12 mile long run (in which I tried to wear as many colors as possible…ha!).
This will be my longest run and highest mileage week of training. The race is in two weeks so I will move into a short taper leading up to race day. Again, I’m going in with ONE goal…to have fun and feel good! No pressure on time or pace. This training cycle has been SO different than last year’s where I was working towards a PR and sub-1:45 finish. I loved having that goal last year and it worked for me but I have enjoyed this training cycle just as much with no pressure.
It’s just been so nice to soak up fall in beautiful Charlotte and to reconnect with my running in a more meaningful way. I’m feeling really, really good going into the Thunder Road Half Marathon. My only hope, dream and wish is that it’s warmer than it was last year! It was 26 at the start and 30 at the finish and I was freezing for 13.1 miles. I hope mother nature gives us 40s or 50s. 🙂
Here’s a look at the week in workouts.
6 mile run
15 back squats (75#)
10 pull ups (kipping)
15 slam balls (20#)
10 push ups
15 kettlebell swings
10 box jumps
15 sit ups
6 mile run
Long walk with my dad. Walking is the best rest day activity. Feels so good.
12 mile run
What’s your favorite temperature range for running?