Training Journal: Week 2
Welcome back to my half-marathon training journal. And yes, I said welcome back. This is not my usual "series of posts" consisting of just one single post. Yeah, you heard me. This is the second post. 🥳 Let's dive right in.
In the last post, I wrote about my two main goals for the next few weeks.
1 - Run every other day (or at least 3 times a week)
2 - Run 10k in a single run by the end of January
Let's start with my first goal "Running every other day or at least 3 times a week". Here are my activities from Strava from the last week:
Looks like I can check the first box. I did not run every other day (no activities on Saturday or Sunday), but I still got the "3 times a week" box checked. ✅
I wrote the first training journal exactly one week ago on Friday (2024-01-05). That means I started with two "rest days" on Saturday and Sunday. But on Monday I got back on my feet. And I felt pretty good during the run, so I added 1,5k extra to my default route.
I was (and still am) really satisfied with that 8k run. Especially since it was pretty cold that night. Even the sore muscles the next day were pretty limited.
On Wednesday I got my running shoes on at lunchtime and spent my lunch break on my default 6,6k route.
After a late and pretty cold run on Monday (I started at 21:18 o'clock and -4° Celsius), I really enjoyed the sunny weather during my lunch break. Another good activity.
Today (Friday) I was back to my normal schedule, which means running after I've put the children to bed. After 6k my legs still felt good, so I decided to add a few extra miles.
There it is! My first 10k run after quite some time. This means I can even check my second goal "Run 10k in a single run by the end of January". Awesome. ✅
My goals for the next week(s)
For me, this was a pretty good week (well, at least my half-marathon training). I think it would be best to basically stick to my goals from last week, but slightly adjust the distance goal.
Next week - Run every other day (or at least 3 times a week)
Next week - Run 10k in a single run
By the end of January - Run 12k in a single run
That's it for today. See you next week! 🏃