Kicking off Harborside Training

I’m wrapping up another week with Holly, Tricia, and this week’s guest host Teresa from Finding Fabulous at Fifty. Please be sure to stop by and show all these ladies some love!

Workouts for me this week were kinda meh. My work schedule continued to be hectic this week as I was finalizing the program launch I’ve been working on. So work, combined with kids being home (no camps this week) = jamming in workouts when I could. There was a lotย of PT ankle work, daily planking, and yes, some running. I even squeezed in some speedwork on the mill at the end of a very long Wednesday, but my weekly yoga and cross-training took a backseat.

With today’s 7 mile run I kicked off my training for the Harborside Half! Back in July, I had runfessedย that I was looking for a November goal race, in part so I could avoid heavy training in the heat. I also knew that given what was coming up on the family calendar for the fall, November would be quieter. There are a couple of local races I’ve been wanting to check out and have heard some great things about the Harborside Half, so I’m in!

While I have a decent base, the RC Coaches are going to have me start this training cycle with just 3 days of running, a couple of days of cross-training, plus yoga and a rest day. Once we’re sure my ankle’s totally onboard, I’ll probably move up to 4 days of running. I’m not 100% sure what my goals are for this race yet, but I do know that I really want to push myself during this training cycle and see what I can do!







  1. It’s such a hectic time for everyone this time of year …especially you all with school aged children. I think we’re all longing for ROUTINE again! Good luck with the Harborside Half …sounds like a great race to focus on. I’ve signed up for a half in December and contemplating a full in January! We shall see!

    Thanks for linking up and the shout out Michelle!
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  2. Kudos to you for still getting in some workouts this week even though it was very hectic. I feel like the end of August is a whirlwind for most people, especially parents!
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  3. We had a rough start this morning to the first day of school. Hope things calm down for all of us. Always fun to start a new training program!
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  4. Yay for a new cycle of race training! I look forward to following along. I’m glad your ankle is doing better!
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  5. Sounds like you have been busy! Way to get in things when you can. I’ve been getting up way too early lately to fit in my workouts and trying to run 3 times a week. I hope your ankle continues to improve. Looking forward to training recaps.

  6. That seems to make sense with starting with 3 days of training to make sure you’re back to 100% before going for 4 days. Good luck with the training!
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  7. Wot!!!! A November half!! I have a November half, as well, that I hope I can do without any hiccups…still not running, so I have ZERO lofty goals of finisih times ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  8. Good for you! I think 3 days of running along with your other workouts is plenty!

  9. 3 runs of focussed running with XT is plenty for a training cycle – like the run less run faster method!
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  10. Your week sounds much better than meh! I’ve been slacking lately, and with just 6 weeks to go before the Chicago Marathon, I need to get my butt in gear!

  11. That sounds like a good plan. I’ve done fine training for races with running only 3x/ week – much better than risking injury!
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  12. Sounds like my week two weeks ago. Last week was finally decent. But I swear, when the kids are home all hell breaks loose!!
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  13. School started last week for us so I am getting used to the routine now and it’s going well! Yay for signing up for the Harborside Half in November and sound like you have a good plan!
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  14. Best of luck with your new training cycle! Here’s to a strong round of training and the confidence that you’ll be able to set some ambitious goals for Harborside.
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