Monday, April 13, 2015

Asbury Park Half Marathon Training Week 4 Recap: 4/6-4/12

I can't believe the Asbury Park Half Marathon is just 5 days away. It's come up so fast! I didn't get in the training in that I was supposed to last week because it was the kiddos Spring break. We spent most of the week at Shenandoah National Park where we got in lots of hiking and exploring. The kiddos had a great time and I will have blog posts on our trip there coming soon. 

As to the Asbury Park Half Marathon on Saturday, I'm not sure yet what my goals for this race are. I was thinking about running hard and trying for a PR (Under 1:54:01) but training has not been great and I have been eating pretty bad lately. There are some friends also running in this race and I may just run this as a fun one with them. We'll see how I feel by Friday.

Here's the recap of last week's workouts:

Monday 4/6 - 3 short hikes with the fam in Shenandoah National Park - Lower Hawksbill 1.7 miles , Bearfence Rock Scramble to viewpoint 1.1 mile, and Blackrock Summit 1.6 miles.

Tuesday 4/7 - In Shenandoah National Park, hiked Dark Hollow Falls trail 1.4 miles and Blackrock 0.4 mile, and Miller's Head 1.6 miles with the fam. Did a solo 3.9 mile trail run from our lodge up to Little Stony Man.
Wednesday 4/8 - In Shenandoah National Park, hiked up Stony Man 1.6 miles and visited Luray Caverns in Luray, a 1.25 mile walk.

Thursday 4/9 - In Shenandoah National Park, hiked Fox Hollow trail 1.2 miles before heading back home.

Friday 4/10 - 5 mile run.
Saturday 4/11 - 12 mile long run.
Sunday 4/12 - Running rest day. Hiked Baldpate Mountain with the fam. Trip report will also be coming this week on the blog!

As to the weekend, Saturday started with soccer. My 4 year old's soccer started this weekend so it was fun to watch him play. After watching his brother play the last couple of years, he finally had his chance and knew exactly what to do once he got on the field. It's so cute watching preschoolers play soccer. Saturday's will be the sports days for the kiddos until June. They will start T-ball next weekend too (yes two sports on Saturdays, Hubby really wanted them to try it out) so we will see how this goes.
After a morning of soccer and lunch, I ran my 12 mile long run and just relaxed at home after that. On Sunday with another beautiful day, we had to get outside and enjoy the good weather so we went on a fun hike at Baldpate Mountain. 
We rewarded the kiddos with some yummy ice cream after the hike at the Purple Cow in Lawrenceville. Ice cream is always so good after a hike. :)
That pretty much sums up the weekend. Linking this post up with Tara at Running N’ Reading for her Weekend Update. Have a great week all!
Running 'N' Reading


  1. Sharon, I think you're going to do great in the race; you stay so active and have lots of fitness reserves! I love seeing you and your family enjoying the weekend outside; looks like so much fun! Thanks so much for linking up with the blog today; hope your week goes really well.

  2. Looks like a great weekend outside! God luck- 5 days is coming up quick!!!!

  3. Can't believe the half is this weekend already! I think you will have fun running with friends. Looking forward to your recap of your spring break hiking vacation.

  4. Thanks Tara! I'm hoping I have lots of fitness reserves! :) Thanks as always for the linkup! Have a great week!

  5. Thanks MB! It is coming up fast! Have a great week!

  6. Thanks Jenny! Yeah, I'm looking forward to running on the boardwalk with views of the coast!

  7. I have always wanted to visit Shenandoah National Park, I hear it is gorgeous there! My parents are going in June, I wish I could hitch a ride and come too:)
    I am excited for your race later this week! I think you'll do awesome!!

  8. What beautiful views!!!! Shanendoah is not far from me...about a 2 hr drive-I should take the kiddies there-thanks for the reminder!

    Look at your cutie kicking!!! My son is into soccer too. I missed signing him up for outdoor soccer :( so we will continue indoor for the spring.

  9. I love to see little ones play sports. They are just so cute and that picture above is adorable! That was pretty energetic of you to go hiking after your 12 miler - nice work!! Lucky kids, always enjoying the outdoors with you guys! Have an excellent week Sharon!

  10. Michelle@Running with AttitudeApril 13, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Oh I miss those days of little ones playing soccer :) Your pics of Shanendoah are beautiful - what a great spot to run! Have a great week!

  11. Thanks Kristy! The Park is pretty nice! How cool that your parents are going in June!

  12. Thanks Tamieka! I definitely recommend checking out Shenandoah some time. It's a great park!

  13. It is so fun watching the kiddos play at this age! Thanks Diane! Enjoy your trip to Boston!!

  14. Thanks Michelle!! Have a great week too!

  15. Nice job last week! Shenandoah National Park looks cool!