I realize that it is halfway through the week, already, but I am all about consistency, and want to outline my week’s training.
Sunday – rest
We were planning to go to my parents’ neighborhood so little man could practice for his upcoming tri, but we were thundered and lightninged right out. Boo. Instead, we hung out at home, tidying up, running errands, and starting to plan for our drive to Virginia Beach later in the week. It wasn’t quite the day we were hoping for, but my parents came over and we had a nice late lunch together, so it worked out.
Monday – body circuit, 1 hour
I am loving this body circuit class. It’s challenging without being overwhelming and so far, it has been providing just the right cross-training punch. The time is perfect, too – it’s on my days off and after little man goes to school, so there are no excuses. Plus it’s really close to home. I am enjoying the variety, and spending time with friends while working out.
We got a little laugh after school when little man got home. I guess he had earned enough points in class to select something from Treasure Box.
He’s a character.
Tuesday – 3 miles
The ladies and I pushed out a nice three miles as the sun rose. It would be my last run with them for a few weeks, so I really wanted to enjoy it. I was a little dehydrated and was very happy to be stopping at the three-mile mark.
And then after work, I took the time to just chill out. The weather had been awful and stormy at night, and it was good to just kick back with some TV.
Wednesday – rest
I stocked up on snacks, drinks and little activities for the car. I washed off all the sand toys and beach chairs so they would have time to dry before we packed them. So excited.
Thursday – rest
We started out after little man got home from school. It was a pretty long, but uneventful drive. We took a few breaks here and there to stretch our legs and get dinner. It would have been great to go the whole distance, but we were all pretty tired, so we stopped just shy of the Virginia border.
Road trips are hard.
Friday – rest
After a brief drive, we made it to Virginia Beach, just in time for pancakes with the family! Yay!
It was gorgeous, and we were able to check into our hotel and head out to the beach. We spent the day boogie boarding, chatting, and walking along the boardwalk. Fabulous.
We also went to the Rock ‘N’ Roll Virginia Beach Expo, to get our race packets before the crowds came in.
Saturday – rest
The weather took a rather unpleasant turn – even though we got up to see the sunrise, the dark clouds prevented it.
All was not lost, though. I went with my brother- and sister-in-law to Duck Donuts to pick up breakfast. Yum!
Little man really slept in, so the rest of the day was kind of blah. There was some wandering around, some football, and a family dinner, but mostly, we just wanted to relax and rest our legs for the big day on Sunday.
I laid out my outfit and we got to bed early because the alarm was set for 4:15 AM.
Obviously, it was a low miles week, leading up to the race on Sunday. We did plenty of walking in Virginia Beach, which was good to keep things loose, but I was hopeful that fresh legs would be great for the half.
How was your week in training?
How did you spend Labor Day Weekend?