DC RNR Half Training: Week 4 Recap


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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. Cathryn

    Ha, I was just thinking of you. After last week’s Daily Mile sarky front ‘Here is this week’s mileage, you slacker’….this week they said “EPIC training’. Yeah Baby! I’m such a people pleaser!!

  2. Debbie @ Live from La Quinta

    That is my run schedule! I run short on Tuesday, fast on Wednesday (um, relatively), medium on Saturday, long on Sunday. Unless I switch Saturday and Sunday, which I’ve done the last two weeks. My half is in April.

    Sometimes life gets in the way. The important thing is that the runs you did were good.

  3. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

    Despite the craziness – nice runs! I usually run Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat with cross training on Mon and/or Fri/Sun. Yoga is everyday no matter if it’s 20 minutes or 90. Life gets crazy but I make it a point even if it means getting up at 4:30!

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!)

  7. 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!

  8. 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).

  9. 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!

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Nicole

    Way to fit it all in!
    I try to do something active 7 days a week–sometimes it’s a tough run and sometimes it’s just a walk with the dogs!

  14. 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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