February Training Recap

For the month of February, I logged 146 miles.  I was training and maintaining my fitness last month to complete the fairytale challenge in Disney on February 22nd and 23rd.   The challenge was a 10k on Saturday followed by a half marathon on Sunday.  I will be writing a full race recap on the race but must overstate just how much fun both of these races were.  Run Disney should be on everyone’s race wish list.  They put on an incredible race and I now want to do every single other one!

During the month of February, I continued with having 6 running days and 1 day of rest. Monday’s are my rest day and I stuck with that day all month. When I was younger, I never ever took a rest day. I thought I would lose fitness by doing so. Now I know better. Your body needs rest to recover so that you can train better. Some runners take 2 rest days per week. I am good right now with the 1. But I could change that based on how I feel. Utimately you can have a race training plan but you have to listen to your body. It will tell you when you need to rest and when you need to run‼️

For all weeks this month I did 4 runs that were easy paced and then 2 runs that had some speedwork included. More recently my coach has been giving me directions for my long run to either go in progression (start slow and get faster each mile) or go easy pace then do a fast finish for the last 2-3 miles. This took a little getting used to because most of my long runs were ‘easy’ runs with no speed. But I think and believe mixing in the speed with the long run will definitely help prepare me for race day! The other speed work days I did a mix of things…. ladder workout, mile intervals. Out of all speedwork my favorite is mile intervals. What is your favorite?

I mentioned in a prior post that I work with a coach. I am now working with another coach and I started with her on March 1st. She has become a friend of mine and got into coaching so I wanted to support her, and also feel more connected with her so I decided to make the change. The last coach I worked with from 2019 through the month of February. She did nothing wrong but sometimes you need to make choices and decisions and go with it and so I did. I had another coach before my second one. So now I’m on my third. Haven’t they always said, third ones a charm?! I believe this one will stick!

Happy Training everyone!

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