North Shore Half-Marathon

Training Log: May 8-14

“Slow and steady.” – My motto for the past week. Here’s my training log for the week of May 8-14. I’m another week closer to my half – 2 weeks + 1 long run left!

Training Log
  • Monday: No run
  • Tuesday: 5K – Matt and I had plans to view an apartment Tuesday evening so we both went out for our runs before getting ready for work that morning. I had 5 planned but WOW – it is really difficult to get out of bed before 5AM!
  • Wednesday: 5 miles
  • Thursday: 5 miles – I actually had a lot of fun on this run. It was my fastest 5 mile in recent history, it was warm, I got sweaty. It felt GOOD. I felt strong. And healthy. YAY FOR CONSISTENCY!
  • Friday: No run
  • Saturday: 11 miles – This was my first long run of the season in warmer temperatures and I definitely felt it.
  • Sunday: 2.5 miles – I was not planning on running today since I was busy with my family for a good portion of the day but Matt convinced me to get some miles in. Truth be told, my legs were pretty sore from the 11 miler I did the day before so I just did something short and sweet.

Total mileage: 26.6 miles (slowly but surely creepin’ up there!)

Nutrition Log:

If you read my post last week, you got a glimpse of what a typical day of eating looks like for me. I woke up this weekend another pound lighter so that makes for 10 off since mid-February. Slow and steady. SLOW AND STEADY, FAM.


Here are some pictures from the last week or so to make up for my lack of words this post. Comin’ up later this week: MEDITERRANEAN BOWLS. Yum.

Earlier this month, we experienced some winter-like temperatures. I had to break out the quarter-zips and tights! But now we’re back to good May weather with a high of 85 today!!

Taken from one of my runs last week – vvvvvvvvvvvvv nice out

Gurnee can be pretty okay sometimes πŸ˜‰

 

3 Comments

  1. I love your pictures! And great job with your training!! I’m new to your blog, is this your first half marathon? I ran one in October… I’m not sure if I’ll do another the training was the hardest part. keep up the great work πŸ™‚

    1. Hey Karissa!

      I’m definitely going to check out your site now πŸ™‚ This is not my first half, though πŸ™‚ I did a few between 2011-2012 and just picked them back up again last summer. I think I’m on number 5 now?! It was WAY easier a few years ago in my early 20s πŸ˜‰ I do love the distance though!

      1. Wow 5! That’s awesome:) and thank you so much for checking out my site, I just started it last week and I’m excited to get it started!

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