Weekly workouts: Half marathon training week 2 (11/17-11/23) + postpartum week 22

An awesome week of running in the books this week! It's amazing how the improvements just keep coming. I had a feeling once things started to come back they would come back quickly, but this is even quicker than I expected. What feels like an easy pace to me gets faster almost every day, or at least it seems like it.

But as good a week as this was for running, it was the opposite with strength and crosstraining. The only workouts I got in were three morning core workouts and a 40 minute strength/core workout on Sunday. No Bodyflow this week because our schedules were a little crazy. And my muscles could tell! By Friday, they were just angry and tight. But I still did what I could, which is better than sitting on my bum.

The weather was freezing this week and we actually had frost one morning. Not okay. But other than some frost on my windshield, most days the weather was good for running. Saturday was probably the perfect temps at right around 45-50 degrees and sunny with a light breeze. I put in my order for weather exactly like that on race day at the Charleston Half. Because that's PR kind of weather, right there.

Coming up for Thanksgiving week: In addition to family coming into town, I've got the Charleston Turkey Day Run 5K on Thanksgiving Day. While I don't think I'll PR, maybe I'll at least get a course PR since I ran this one last year and I had already started slowing down because I was pregnant (although, I still ran it sub-25). With the paces I've been running recently, it could be a possibility. A few of our family members are also doing the race, so I'm really looking forward to it and it will be a fun time no matter what!

The week in workouts

Monday: OFF


  • AM workout: 20 minutes core 
  • PM: Track Tuesday - 3.5 miles (should have paid more attention to my splits, but I didn't - next time)


  • AM workout: 20 minutes core 
  • PM: Recovery run - 3.96 miles (9:16 pace)

Thursday: OFF


  • AM workout: 20 minutes core 
  • PM: Run - 3.06 miles (8:52 pace)

Saturday: Group run - 5.05 miles (9:09 pace)

Sunday: Core/Strength - 40 minutes

Total miles: 15.57

Total core and strength workouts: 4