Half Marathon Training – Week 10

My next half marathon will be here before I know it! Kind of excited for it. The weather is warming up which is exciting, but I’m also hoping the weather on race day is comfortable for 13.1 miles. Here’s a recap of training last week.

Monday – Rest day

Tuesday – 4.45 miles, 10:07 avg pace

The temperature finally decided to get into the upper 70s, so I was all hyped up for a run after work. I made my way out to the running path and got going. My legs were a bit heavy and tired as I get started which isn’t unusual after a rest day. Most of the time my legs warm up after a bit, but they kept feeling pretty tired for the whole run. My pace definitely didn’t suffer and RunKeeper showed that I had negative splits for miles 1-4! So, still a good run even though I don’t know that I ever hit my stride.

Wednesday – 3 miles, 10:41 avg pace

I ventured out for a rare weekday morning run. It was a run that was good for my body and my soul. A little cheesy, but it really was a run where I just slowed down and embraced the beautiful morning.

morning run 5.21 4

morning run 5.21 5

Thursday – Sand volleyball

I subbed on a friends volleyball team again. This week was way better than the week before! It was sunny and 70 – perfect for some sand volleyball, and I didn’t have to wear socks to keep my toes from freezing.

Friday – 5 minute walk, 25 minute run, 5 minute walk

I was going to meet a friend for a run after work, but something came up so we had to reschedule. I headed out for an easy workout on my own instead. It was in the mid 70s and the sun was shining, so a very nice afternoon, but I can tell that i’m not used to running in the heat after this past winter. Pace was nice, easy, and relaxed.

Saturday – Rest day

I had considered doing my long run, but actually decided that my body needed some rest. I felt tired and a little sore from my workouts during the week. Even though it was a rest day, it was still very active. I kicked the day off with a lovely trip to the Mill City Farmer’s Market with Hyedi. We grabbed something to eat first (priorities!). I went with the ham and cheese croissant – delicious! I washed it down with some raspberry limeade that was fresh squeezed. Very refreshing.

farmers market

We walked around to look at all of the vendors and picked up a couple goodies. I got some scallions that I’m gonna use in an easy fried rice recipe that I like to make. I couldn’t leave without getting some of the gorgeous tulips either!

farmers market flowers

I spent the rest of the afternoon running errands and touring an apartment building. Then my sister and I went out to dinner with a friend. We found ourselves on the rooftop of Louis Ristorante. The views from the roof are great, and there was a nice breeze. I ordered the limone rizzo cocktail (bombay, limoncello, prosecco, lemon twist) and got the  rigatoni with a tasty cream sauce. Then I had to get some chocolate gelato for dessert!

rooftop

louis rooftop

Love that patio season is upon us!

Sunday – 50 minute walk

I was still planning to do my long run on Monday, so I wasn’t sure what kind of workout (if any) I’d do. I slept in and by the time I was ready to go workout it was pretty hot out. I opted to go for a walk and soak up some sun.

Then I headed to a friend’s house for dinner and some catch up time!

The Flag Day 5K race entry winner is…Jennifer! Congrats and enjoy the 5K!

FlagDay5Kwinner

 

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all the men and women who have or are serving our country!

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