At the beginning of my training, I told you I thought things might be a little rough over the Summer. With the heat, and the travel, and everything else, I didn’t think I’d be able to follow my training plan very closely.
I couldn’t have been more wrong. I continue to increase my distances, while improving my times. And even last week, a week that included a four day trip out of town, I managed to stay pretty close to my plan and even get my 7 mile run in.
This past week, I was home with my son for the last week of Summer. So each day, I waited until my husband got home after work, and then ran to the gym to get my workout in. On Wednesday night, I also had a parent event I had to attend, but I still made it to the gym afterwards to do my run. It was after 9:00 before I finished, but I did it.
I want to give a big thank you to everyone who keeps providing me with their support. I’ve still got a lot of training to go, and I couldn’t do it without you.
This week will be another big one. After increasing my regular runs to 5 miles, I will rest on Saturday in preparation for a 10k race (most likely virtual) I will be running on Sunday.
WEEK 8 RESULTS
Sun: 7 mile Run- COMPLETE. I did this earlier in the week before leaving town, switching up for a shorter run on the treadmill at the hotel on Sunday.
Tue: 4.5 mile run- COMPLETE
Wed: 3 mile run or cross-training- COMPLETE. I did a late 3 mile run.
Thu: 4.5 mile run- COMPLETE.
Sat: 50 minute cross-training- COMPLETE. I did 50 minutes of bench press, curls, and ring rows.
AND HERE ARE MY OBJECTIVES FOR WEEK 9-
Sun: 8 mile Run
Tue: 5 mile run
Wed: 3 mile run or cross-training
Thu: 5 mile run
Fri: Rest or easy run
There’s plenty of time to train, and whether you’re an experienced runner or a beginner, I’d love to see you come do this race with me