Workouts Week 5: Building the Base

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Happy Labor Day!  As I continue to build my base, things have been plugging right along.   This weekend, I skipped a race. We were out of town, plus my body needed a nonracing weekend.  So with that, I just ran easy.

This is the first year in a while, I wasn’t able to run the RnR VA Beach Half Marathon.  It’s a (hot) race, but I always enjoy it.  I’ve never run it in peak shape, but I’ve always had memorable moments there.  Last year I was fifth woman overall and the year before I crossed the finish line holding hands with my husband.

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Easy 50 minutes
Wednesday: Easy 50 minutes+core
Thursday: Easy 50 minutes
Friday: OFF
Saturday: Easy 1 hour
Sunday: Easy 1 hour+10 Mile hike (should have planned this better)

Total: 29-31 miles+ hiking

Workout Progression: 
Week 1: 31-33 miles
Week 2: 33-35 miles
Week 3: 33-35 miles (1 workout)
Week 4: 35-37 miles
Week 5: 29-31 miles


I don’t have a lot to say about this week and that is okay.  Some weeks are boring and easy but those are the weeks that keep us healthy.  Overall, I’m happy with how my fitness is coming along.  I keep telling myself, I took 3 months off so fitness isn’t going to be built in a day.

My wheels have started turning for races and I’ve signed up for a few 5ks and even the Air Force Half Marathon in a couple of weeks.  My husband is training for the Air Force Full marathon and since I’ll be there, I thought I would test out the waters. Do I expect a PR, LOL no…but it will be fun to run that distance again. I haven’t picked out any goal races just yet though.

Posts from the Week:
How to Tell You Need New Running Shoes
Philadelphia Airport 5k (19:47)

Questions for you:
Did you race this weekend?
What race are you most looking forward to this fall? 

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  1. I’m pretty sure one of my friends is doing the Air Force half (local IRL friend). He’s posted about it and seems like a good race. Is Tim on an Air Force team for the race?

    Glad you had a good week of training- I don’t blame you to skip that race because a half marathon is a bit long if you haven’t been doing a ton of training and long runs, and Labor Day weekend is always hot. Still, I know it hurts to skip a race you do every year, just feels weird NOT to be running it. But Looks like you had a great week otherwise and you’re healthy!

  2. I did not race this weekend, but I saw a virtual race for Harvey relief I could have signed up for. Have you ever done a virtual race? I’m a little leery since I’m new in the running world.

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