Training: Traveling and Hot Half Marathon
Last week was quite the interesting week. Yay for some sort of excitement of training right?
As most people know from Instagram, I ran the Crawlin Crab half marathon. I’ll go into more detail, but it wasn’t on my radar this year until last week. I’ve always wanted to do it.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Wednesday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Thursday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||East 45 minutes|
|Sunday:||Crawlin’ Crab 13.1 (1:32.30)+2 miles|
Total: 50-53 miles
My weekday runs were just that, easy, and uneventful. If I had known that I would be running a half that Sunday, I would have probably run less each day or had an extra rest day because the half added a lot more mileage to my week.
Crawlin’ Crab 13.1: 1:32.30
On paper, this looks like a personal worst. It’s over 5 minutes slower than what I ran just three weeks ago at the Air Force Half on an easier course. However, at the start, the weather was 75 degrees and 95% humidity. I felt as though I was swimming.
As I mentioned, I didn’t plan to run the Crawlin’ Crab, but when my husband’s plans changed, I was left with a weekend with nothing to do so I drove back to hometown to see my parents. I had always wanted to do Crawlin’ Crab, so I toed the line of the half. Having the hardest week, thus far in my training, plus the weather, made it easy to determine it wouldn’t be a fast race for me. Everyone suffered from the weather, and even though I was swimming, I placed 4th female and 9th overall.
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When it's 75 degrees and 94% humidity, you don't expect a PR (Not like that was ever the goal today). . . I ran a 1:32.29 which was good good enough for Fourth woman and 9th place overall at the Crawlin' Crab. I'm happy with my effort and had a blast throughout the entire race.
In all, I’m happy with the week of training. It’s not what I expected, but the Crawlin Crab felt more like a workout versus a hard race. I was more happy to meet my goal of having fun and seeing several friends.
Progression (I’ve decided to just keep the last 5 weeks to keep it less cluttered):
Week 6: 45 miles (1 workout)
Week 7: 40 miles (13.1 miles workout)
Week 8: 43-45 miles (2 workouts: 1 race/1 tempo)
Week 9: 41-43 miles (2 races)
Week 10: 50- 53 miles (13.1 miles workout)
Questions for you:
Did you race this weekend? There were a lot of good ones!
What was your best workout?