I can’t believe I’m already 4 weeks into training for my summer half marathon. Week 4 was a tough one and I think I may have overdone it a little bit. I was tired and sore for the second half of the week and I had some sciatic issues pop up. Emily – you aren’t 24 anymore.
For week 5 I plan on taking it a little bit easier and adding an additional rest day into the mix (and that rest day is today!). I’m saving up my Orangetheory classes for the next few weeks so no OTF this week.
Monday: Orangetheory – workout is here (it’s mislabeled but is the 5/15 workout)
I really liked this class because we switched off between the treadmills and the weights every 4-6 minutes. Class flew by and I was a sweaty mess by the end of it.
Tuesday: Yoga + 3.30 mile run with SL
We tackled a very hilly looped route (hence the slower min/mi pace). We also were both wearing bright yellow tops and black shorts. #twinning
Wednesday: Orangetheory (again!) Workout is here.
I kept it a little slower on the treadmill because my knee was feeling weird in the beginning. Everything ended up being fine and I was able to crush it on the floor. The strength portion of class may have been one of my favorites yet. It included weight squats, TRX hamstring curls, ab work, thrusters and bicep hammer curls.
Thursday: Core, Buns & Guns
This class hurt after Orangetheory the night before. I was originally planning on getting 3-4 miles in but with the 5k on Friday and a long run Saturday and my weird knee issue, I opted out of it.
All day Thursday I was really sore and took a cue from the bod to take it easy for the rest of the day.
Friday: Pizza 5k
Friday night races are tough but this one had free pizza at the end so I was more than happy to run it.
This course meandered through a couple neighborhoods with massive houses and, oh yeah, a MASSIVE hill. This may have been the biggest hill I’ve ever run up.
Mile 1 – 8:22 // Mile 2 – 8:22 // Mile 3 – 9:17 (hill of death) // Last little bit – 7:50 (<– and no, it wasn’t downhill!)
Total Distance -3.18 mile // Total Time – 27:30
I was more than ready for my free slice of pizza after this race!
Saturday: 5.10 mile run with my Saturday morning run club!
After a week of intense workouts, I took my Saturday morning run slow and it felt really good. As my long runs get longer, I am going to try my best to keep my pace a little slower than what I have been running lately. I don’t want to burn out too quickly when my runs get into the double digits (miles wise).
Sunday: A much needed and well deserved rest day.
Total miles for the week: 11.4 miles