DC RNR Half Training: Week 4 Recap

OH HEYYYY.

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It’s late, but I’m going to pop in for a short post because this week isn’t getting any less crazy so I’m going to get this training recap up now.

So…my mileage is basically exactly what it was last week. I still only got in 3/4 runs…but again, the runs I got in were good.

Monday: rest day

Tuesday: yoga + 6.53 mile run. Jess had me doing a 60-minute run: 8 minutes, 2 minutes pick-up, repeat until I got to 60 minutes, and I did yoga at night. Holy endorphin high Tuesday.

Wednesday – Friday: fail…

Saturday: 4-mile run with NYJL run club

Sunday: 7-miler on treadmill

So, as you can see…I took more rest days than not. Awesome. I have a ton going on outside of work right now, and obviously my fitness has been suffering a bit. February is going to be insanely excitingly busy, so I need to just keep fighting to get my runs in as well as some cross-training/yoga/strength.

*Edited to add (as in I remembered this the second I hit post): Jess and I adjusted my schedule a bit; rather than shooting for Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun, I’m now shooting for Tues/Weds/Sat/Sun, since I have an early meeting on Thursdays and generally have a hard time consistently waking up to get that run in early and want a rest day from running on Monday after Sat/Sun runs*

How many days do you usually work out per week? I usually shoot for somewhere between 4-6; basically I just want to work out more days than I don’t.

Which days do you usually run? How many days in a row will you run?

19 comments on “DC RNR Half Training: Week 4 Recap

  1. Holly

    Good running! I typically run Monday, Wednesday (speed-ish), Thursday, and long run Saturday. I’ve been trying to become more flexible with my schedule, but I really prefer spacing out my runs as much as possible (only one back-to-back per week). It makes what days I can run on a little limited!

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  2. Charlie (The Runner Beans)

    ideally I would workout 5-6 times a week with one full rest day, and one day where I would just do pilates/yoga. In reality this doesn’t always (often) happen! I can run max 3 days in a row, and they are usually easy run, speed work, easy/tempo run, then long run is flanked by no running days!7 miles on a treadmill, great job!
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  3. Gianna

    I know how hard it can be to get out there when life gets busy so with your full schedule great job!

    I tend to work out 6-7 days…I have trouble with that whole rest day thing and have some workouts that I don’t really consider workouts – usually entails zoning out on the elliptical while I read a magazine (I subscribe to a million and if I didn’t read them there I don’t think I ever would!)
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  4. Sandy

    Nice job with those runs! It’s so hard for me to get in more than 3-4 work outs per week- I usually run on Tuesdays and Saturdays and then alternative some weekends and some Sundays if I have a race or am feeling extra energy. I usually do long runs on Saturday mornings so I don’t like to work out on Fridays. I’d like to work out Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat, and Sun- maybe next week?! You inspire me!

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  5. Maureen

    I usually run four days a week – Monday, Wednesday (speed), Thursday, and Saturday (long run). I try not to run on back to back days more for more than two days, but the most I’ve done is four days in a row (which was followed by a total rest day). I try to do two days of cross training, yoga or weights, so I end up working out 5-6 days each week. I’ve learned that I usually need at least one total rest day, though there have been the occasional weeks I’ve worked out all seven days).
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  6. Jane T.

    Ideally, I would exercise 5-6 days a week.
    Realistically, it’s more like 3-4 – work gets super hectic and it gets away from me.

    I usually try not to run 2 days in a row, but after my half in April, I’ll be changing that strategy to get ready for the Dumbo Double Dare over Labor Day!
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  7. Kashi @ Cape Island Runners

    i’m a 5 days/week exerciser. i am coming back from an injury so am currently 3 days running/2 days swimming. when i ntraining, i am usually 5 days running… but having swam a lot i nthe last few months i forgot how much i actually like it and will try to keep it in the lineup! i don’t like to do any more than 3 days in a row of working out, past that i feel like my body wants a break. my ideal schdule that i try to stick to is sat/sun/wtes/wed/thur workout, mon/fri off
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  8. Melissa

    Since I’m training for my first full right now, I run Tues/Wed/Thurs with Wednesday being longer than the other two. I run long on Saturday and then do something easy like a walk or indoor bike on Sunday. Mondays and Fridays are rest days, and I also try to make it to ballet on Thursdays. I used to dance ALL the time, but time and money forced me to back off of it a couple years ago which is when I started running.
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  9. Caitlin

    Congrats on fitting in all those runs around your hectic schedule. It’s such an important message to send that fitting in your workouts are extremely important.

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  10. Meggie

    Usually 4-6 days per week as well, often 5. If school gets really busy, then 4. Lately I’ve been doing a bit more (6 days of week ie 5 of running, 1 of cross training) but that’s just because of my flexibility in schedule right now.

    I dont really like going over 3 days in a row running because I get nervous about injury!

    I do always think “whatever I do is better than nothing” — whether is be 3 days or 6 days of the week of exercise!
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