Weekly recap (12/5-12/11): Kiawah Half Marathon Week


So that's a wrap on Kiawah training. No more racing for me before I figure out what the heck is going on with my health and get it fixed. (Well, except for next weekend's Cocoa Cup where I'll probably just run with D and B, which means about a 35 minute 5K - I think I can manage that.) 

This week I ran Kiawah even though I really didn't think I should and it was not awesome. I took it very easy, but even with that, by the time I hit mile 10, I felt like I just needed to nap. But hey, I got a nice medal, the course was beautiful, and the weather was perfect (and no asthma issues!).  

weekly recap

I kept my week low key and my workouts easy leading up to Saturday since I have such small amounts of energy at the moment and the sinus infection from a few weeks ago came back this week (fun). I knew I'd need all the energy I could save for those 13 miles.

My only run other than Kiawah this week was on Friday. I wanted to run Thursday but spent that day with a migraine. Fun. On Friday, I ran with my phone in my pocket so I couldn't see my pace. I kept it slow, and slow that day ended up being an 8:42 pace. Not too bad and it gave me a small amount of hope that Kiawah wouldn't be a total disaster.

I'll save the details for my full recap, but Kiawah wasn't a complete mess. It wasn't an awesome race, but it wasn't quite as bad I thought it could go. More like on the bad side of average and my asthma controlled itself. I ran easy the entire way, walked at the water stops, and finished in 2:00:05. I'm kicking myself for missing sub-2 by a few seconds because if there were any "goals" for this race (other than just finishing) since I decided it could no longer be a real goal race, sub-2 was it. But oh well. Moving on to focusing on getting well. 

Workout summary

  • Monday: Barre
  • Tuesday:  Off
  • Wednesday: Barre 
  • Thursday: Easy run - 3 miles
  • Friday: Easy run - 3.16 miles (8:42 pace)
  • Saturday: Kiawah Half Marathon
  • Sunday: Off


Running miles: 16.26
Total runs: 2
Barre/strength: 2
Total workouts: 4

In other news (not much happened this week), I updated some of the colors for my blog and changed the main header to a somewhat festive/sparkly image. I also updated my logo a few weeks ago. Yay?

Gosh I look exhausted

Gosh I look exhausted

Telling Santa his Christmas wishes!

Telling Santa his Christmas wishes!

Sunday we took B to breakfast with Santa and although he came ready to tell Santa what he wanted (a Thomas train and a white truck with a puppy in it (a toy he saw in a store the other day)), once he saw Santa there was no way he was getting on his lap. I had to hold him the entire time. 

And that was my week. Fairly uneventful. Sinus infection, a half marathon that went from being my goal race of the season to being just another easy run, and Santa. How was your week?

I'm linking up with HoHoRuns and MissSippi Piddlin'  for their Weekly Wrap post. You can check out all of this week's posts here.