Wait what….does that title say 1/2 marathon?! Yep, it certainly does! If you know me, you know distance is my thing. I tried to be a little speedy for a bit and it didn’t work out that well (exhibit A: last several weeks worth of training logs.) I was enjoying my training overall but just wasn’t making the time for my speed work which is obviously pretty essential for a race of that distance. Life also hit pretty hard over the last few weeks and running was moved to the back burner. I should add that half marathon training should have a little asterisk next to it as I haven’t run anything over 8 miles in like two plus months so my plan is to test my legs out this weekend and go from there. If I can’t comfortably run that distance, I’ll stick to the 10k. If I can, I’ll throw in a 10 miler and a 12 miler and then run (key is run, not race) the Cleveland 1/2 in May.
Here is what last week looked like:
Monday: went to the gym but left about five minutes later as I was notified that my father in law’s death was imminent at that point.
Tuesday: Accesory work and a metcon that was very much right up my alley-air squats, sit ups, push ups and burpees
Wednesday: Worked on snatches and then a metcon involving inch worm pushups. I kind of gave up mid metcon which is very unusual for me and it shows in my placement on the leaderboard. Just wasn’t feeling it this workout.
Thursday: rainy 5 miles by myself. I needed this alone time before the chaos of the weekend began with all of the family obligations.
Friday: “You’re a Jerk”
7 Rounds For Time:
7 Push Jerks (Rx: 53/85) (Rx+: 73/115)
This is actually one of my least liked WODS but I did it and finished 1 second slower than the last time I did it.
Loving the sunrise and the friendship
Saturday: Crossfit Open workout 11.5: a 20 minute AMRAP of 5 power cleans (at 73 lbs) 10 knees to elbows, 15 wallballs. I felt pretty anxious going into this but overall I was happy I completed it at the RX weight. I finished with 11 + rounds. After the gym, I ran 5 miles in the area.
Sunday: I planned to join the MRTT group for 8 miles or so but I had really awful nausea through out the night which kept me up. I did end up running 3 with Liam in the stroller later in the day in the pouring rain which was refreshing.
Ok so my mileage is at like nothing at this point. I have some work to do and am allowing myself the grace to once again change my mind on race distances. I feel all over the place, that’s for sure. Hopefully the next few weeks will help to clarify what my body is capable of. Until then, one workout at a time.