After running week after week of 49-50+ miles, I was mentally and physically exhausted. Running the Baltimore Marathon, my third marathon of the year, just intensified that exhaustion. So for the last three weeks, my mileage has been pretty low. I’ve been pretty happy about it too because I finally feel like I’m recovering. I did run a half marathon this morning though, and even though it went well, I’m feeling pretty tired and sore.
Here’s what this week looked like:
Monday: 6 miles easy on the treadmill. It rained all day and I couldn’t take the kids out in the stroller, so I ran at the gym. I usually dislike treadmill running, but it actually felt good for a change.
Tuesday: Rest. I needed a day off to recover, so I just spent some time with my kids and Zach before the kids went to bed.
Wednesday: 6.2 miles on the treadmill again. This week turned into a treadmill week because it was so cold and wet outside. I did a 5 mile progression run that felt great today. My splits were 8:02, 7:53, 7:46, 7:42, 7:29.
Thursday: 4 miles easy on the treadmill again. I wanted to feel a little rested for my half on Sunday, so I just took it easy.
Friday: 4.2 miles easy on the treadmill. I haven’t done this many treadmill runs in a week in a long time, but I’m ok with it because I’m glad that I get to run!
Saturday: Rest Day. I don’t like to run a whole lot the day before a race, so I just decided to take the day off. I did a lot of baking today though. Baking is one of my favorite things to do, but I haven’t been able to bake as much since having kids. Today it was a lot of fun!
Sunday: Magic City Half Marathon! I wasn’t sure how this race was going to go because I’ve been racing so much recently, but I was pleasantly surprised! I ran a 1:34:50, just under my goal of 1:35. The race was pretty tough though and I’ve been pretty sore and tired all day.
Total Mileage: 34.6 miles
Now I have about 3 weeks until the Rocket City Marathon in Huntsville. This morning’s race made me question that decision, but I’ll just see how I feel over the next three weeks.
How was your week?