Monday, August 12, 2013

Week 5 Recap

Didn't I just write a Week 4 Recap?  How can it possibly be the beginning of Week 6 of training already? Time is FLYING by lately!

GMM Half Marathon Week 5 Training Schedule:

  • Monday - Rest
  • Tuesday - 3 miles speedwork
  • Wednesday - Cross Train/Rest
  • Thursday - 2 miles easy
  • Friday - Cross Train/Rest
  • Saturday - 5K
  • Sunday - 2 miles recovery

How it actually went: 

  • Monday - Rest
  • Tuesday - 3 miles speedwork (on the treadmill at the gym, hit my paces well, had the machine on a 1.0 incline, etc - good run)
  • Wednesday - Rest (too scared to go back to my trainer, but I should have done SOMETHING.)
  • Thursday - 2 miles easy
  • Friday - Rest (lazy girl!) 
  • Saturday - 5K (PR! Whoo!) 
  • Sunday - 2 miles easy (super slow, but felt really great)

It may be cheesy, but I have to say I'm very proud of myself for sticking with my training this far.  In the past, I've skipped runs or cut things short, but in the past 5 weeks, I've done everything I'm supposed to - except the cross training, but since my coach always puts "slash rest," I don't feel too guilty about that. 

This week's runs are going to be a little wonky since my son's birthday is on Thursday, and we leave for DISNEY!!! on Saturday, but I'll make it work.  

Have you ever followed a specific race training plan?  Did you like it, or do you prefer to "wing it" when training? 

8 comments:

  1. Don't worry, I geek out when I follow a plan, too. Makes me feel accomplished. So jealous of your trip!

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    1. It's going to be fun but exhausting, I'm sure! Plus I have to run while we're there... does not seem right. LOL

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  2. Great job on following the plan and the 5K PR!!!
    Have a fun week - gonna be busy I'm sure!

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    1. So busy! I'm going a little crazy. LOL

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  3. Disney, oh man I jealous, enjoy.
    The training plan I really liked was the runners world training app. Now I pretty much wing it.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really looking forward it - I've never been! =)
      I'm thinking I'll probably "wing it" in the future (or make my own plan), but I'm enjoying having someone tell me what to do right now. =)

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  4. I followed a training plan to a T before my first half. As in, I never missed a single workout except maybe one the very last week. Now, I'm much more lackadaisical about plans and I can't seem to make myself stick to one. You are doing GREAT with your training. Have fun @ Disney!!

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    1. You seem to be doing just fine the way you are! =) Thanks!

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