Wow! I just finished Week 8 of Project 1:59 training! I am less than 30 days away from race day! It gives me chills! I honestly haven’t had a real solid goal since I started running besides finishing the race. So to attempt a goal that is totally attainable for me but will be hard is making me a bit nervous. But I am so thankful for my Coach for has been encouraging and challenging me throughout the way.
Now here are my workouts for this week.
Monday, July 10th
Tuesday, July 11th
6 easy miles along the trail with Conshy Running
The run crew for the evening.
Wednesday, July 12th
Mine warm up, 1 mile at 9:00 pace then 1 mile at 9:30 pace repeat two times, then 1 mile cool down to total 6 miles for the day.
The result of a Philadelphia heat wave.
Thursday, July 13th
Was supposed to do 4 easy miles with the run club but a storm started to brew and needed to take my miles to the treadmill.
Friday, July 14th
Saturday, July 15th
14 miles around the Schykull River Trail in Downtown Philadelphia.
Books I’m reading: I have to admit I’ve been so busy with work stuff that I’ve been slacking on my reading game.
I am still reading The Long Run and I have started How Bad Do You Want It? by Matt Fitzgerald. I know I am late to the game on this book but I was waiting for a prime time to read it. Hoping to dive into it more on vacation in a little more than a week!
What has kept me busy: I have been away for a total of 11 days this month. First, for our FCA Leadership Camp and then for our FCA Kutztown Sports Camp. I have a pretty large leadership role for the camps as I am in charge of all the female camp counselors. So I have to do a lot of training and loving on the girls which I have to admit I LOVE to do but it is tiring!
Our Summer Plans: Well FCA Camp is over! So summer has slowed down a bit. We are heading out on vacation to Cancun to do NOTHING for 5 days!
To say I am excited is an understatement! I am so blessed to have a hubby how knows that I need some down time. We are definitely excited to chill out for a few days.
Entering about the halfway point of my training for the SeaWheeze Half Marathon. This week was a bit laid back due to being at FCA Kutztown Camp. I was on my feet a ton and my legs were constantly tired and sore. So here is what I did this week.
Monday, June 26th
Tuesday, June 27th
4 miles around Kutztown with Liz Wigs
You can tell from the pace our legs were pooped!
Wednesday, June 28th
I talked to my coach and we decided the next two days would be rest days. My legs were so tired they wouldn’t be able to handle a well run speed workout.
Thursday, June 29th
Friday, June 30th
6 miles total
1 mile warm up, 1 mile at 8:50 pace then 1 mile at 9:10 pace (repeat 2 times), then 1 mile cool down.
Saturday, July 1st
Sunday, July 2nd
7 miles around Valley Forge Park early in the morning.
Week 5 of Project 1:59! Last week was a solid week of training and I was so excited about my time and performance at the Super Hero Showdown 15k despite the weather conditions and hilly course. I went into this week with more determination to make sure I nailed my work outs.
Monday, June 19th
Took an extra rest day.
Tuesday, June 20th
5 miles at an easy pace with 5×30 second striders at the end.
Enjoyed my miles during the Conshy Running speed work.
Wednesday, June 21st
1 mile warm up, 3x 1600 meters with 400 meter recovery, then a 1 mile cool down = 5.8 miles
Thursday, June 22nd
4 easy miles that felt like I was running a hard pace because of the humidity! Ugh!
Friday, June 23rd
Did my 13 mile run do to leaving for camp Saturday.