Johnny Miles Half Marathon Training Week 8

I’m more than half way through this training cycle and I’m feeling like the last two weeks have been just mediocre.

Week 7, I was sick for most of it and out of commission for 4 days (3 missed runs) and this week I skipped a mid week run plus some strength training (different days). Though I ran a race yesterday I’m feeling a little blah about running/training.

What was Planned vs What Really Happened.

Monday May 16th: Stretch & Strength | IronStrengthI’m still loving this workout but needing to step it up a bit more. I feel like I’m letting it slide a bit.

Tuesday: 7k | 7k + 4:02 plank. An evening 7k on Spital Road which is a bunch of rolling hills. Good run. The plank was done over 4 minutes (two arms, right arm/side, left arm/side and than forearms. Rough!

May 17th

Wednesday: 9 x 400’s| NothingInstead of running I spent the night hanging out with my Mom who was visiting and Saï.

Thursday: 5k + Strength | 5k RunchThis was a hard 5k, not sure why but I struggled. Though my time below didn’t look like I was struggling, I physically felt like I was. It was sunny and warm which was a bonus.

May 19th.jpg

Friday: Rest Day | Rest Day. Nailed it!

Saturday: 7k | 2k Walk girls at Bluenose Marathon Youth Run. This was a fun yet HOT, HOT, HOT day. (recap to come).

Sunday: 10k | 10k Bluenose Marathon (recap to come). 

KM ran this week: 22km

KM this training cycle: 271 km

Race: Johnny Miles (June 19th)

Training Plan: Hal Higdon Intermediate (modified in KM)

Last week’s training: week 7.

So, I’m not overly excited about this past weeks training. Feeling kinda blah about running and that I’m in slow-mode with training. Though training wasn’t great, my weekend was!

How was your weekend?

What do you do when you’re feeling “blah” about training?

Anyone race?

I’ll be recapping the Bluenose Marathon 10k, youth run & expo this week!