I’ve decided to run Richmond again. It’s well-organized, it’s a late half marathon (although there are complications because it’s the weekend AFTER the election- bad for my job) AND its where I set my PR 3 years ago, so I’m looking forward to busting that open!
Here’s how my last week looked:
Monday: OFF. I used this day to adjust back to working nights. It was my first night back, and as predicted I got pretty bad sleep. I had to wake up early for a wedding related meeting. Sleep 1, EmO 0
Tuesday: 9 miles with a ladder workout in there pushing past half marathon goal pace. My goal pace is somewhere between 8:00-7:55 for this half marathon. So I pushed a little beyond this. I got it done, despite more poor sleep AND having to wake up early for my wedding dress fitting.
Wednesday: 5 miles easy – I finally got better sleep, so I started to feel a little more human, my running though was still not the best.
Thursday: 7 miles + strides. I was finally starting to feel more like myself. Phew.
Friday: Off. I took this as a full on rest day to get some extra sleep. I did some foam rolling and stretching.
Saturday: 14 mile long run with the last 60 minutes alternating pushes. I am not going to lie – this was tough. I kind of wanted to cry and die at the same time? It was SO hot.
Sunday: A forced rest day as I had a horrible migraine. I was supposed to run 5 bringing my mileage to 40, but I just couldn’t do it AND get enough sleep for work to sleep off my migraine.
So I ended the week with 35.6 miles on the books. Not ideal, but not bad.