NAFHALF Training: Week 3

3BlackCatCo_NAFHALF_Week03Week 3 was a bit slower than the last two as we were in Florida for the first half of the week. While I brought running clothes with me, it was very hot and it was nice being able to relax for a few days! So I didn’t end up running, or doing anything remotely active.

I probably could have added another day of running, but I didn’t unfortunately. I will probably end up just considering this my recovery week and get back to work this week! I’m starting my swimming lessons so I’m really looking forward to that!

Monday 5/29: Beach & Dunedin

Tuesday 5/30: Florida Aquarium

Wednesday 5/31: Flew back from Florida


We flew into DCA which I’ve never done before so it was very cool to see the view above!

Thursday 6/1: 2.53 mi (34:12) 13’30” min/mi | Avg HR 148


It’s time for the summer Run Chat Hunt again! I’m challenging myself to up my photography game for this time around.

Friday 6/2: Rest – another case of trying to motivate myself to foam roll and it just not happening – which came back to bite me on Sunday when my legs were in a lot of pain.

Saturday 6/3: 2 hours of yard work – lots of pulling ivy and bagging brush.

We still have a lot to do in the backyard to make it what we want! Inside the house, we’re nearing completion of our concrete skimmed counter tops and we just put up a new light fixture in our living room that makes a WORLD of difference!

Sunday 6/4: Warm up + Herndon Festival 5K + Cool down: 5.3 miles (1:14:01) 13:57 min/mi avg pace | Avg HR for 5K 171 (yikes!)

I debated between two different 5Ks this weekend, and while the other one had fun bling and Des Linden, I picked this one for the ease of adding additional mileage to hit my long run distance. The 5K ran through my hometown and ended with my favorite part – yummy breakfast from the Great Harvest Bread Company. I love their muffins and delicious bread! The actual 5K was done in 37:15 with an average pace of 11:51 min/mi. Again, too fast for a long run – I promise no races for my long runs in my foreseeable future. I am doing a fun 5K in August – the Hardest Cider Run Hungry Apple Challenge. During the 5K, you get a donut at each mile marker! Donuts and hard cider sounds perfect to me!

I spent the rest of Sunday morning at the festival (which the 5K was part of) with my nieces and then a busy evening at home preparing for the week ahead!

Total mileage for the week: 7.83 miles
Total mileage for May: 25.99 miles
Total mileage for NAFHALF training cycle: 27.61 miles

Current Plan for next week:
Monday: Start swimming lessons!
Tuesday: Track workout
Wednesday: Run home & swimming lesson
Thursday: HIIT workout
Friday: Run to work
Saturday: Long Run
Sunday: REST


Linking up this week with the Weekly Wrap, hosted by Hoho Runs and MissSippiPiddlin and guest host Tutus and Tennies.

4 thoughts on “NAFHALF Training: Week 3

  1. MB Jackson says:

    Good luck with your swimming lessons, that sounds like fun! I live in Central Florida right in the middle of the state. It would be hard to come here this time of year and run much if you are not from here, it is very humid these days! Thanks for linking up!

    • heathermundwiler says:

      Thanks, MB! I had a great first lesson on Monday! I definitely agree on the humidity, just going outside is enough to be covered by a layer of sweat! I’m very impressed by anyone who can train through the summer in Florida!

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