Buffalo Creek Half Training – Week 10


I know, I know, I missed last week’s training recap. But, I had other fun things to talk about – & I didn’t feel the need to make a recap about week 9.

I am officially less than 2 weeks away from race day. Am I ready? Eh. I’d say no. Will I finish? Yes.

Running days: 3

Strength days: 0

Total miles: 13.43



I was still pretty sore from the Great Race (recap here) so I decided to do a short shake out run. It was for sure more walking than running, but I needed to move my legs.




I got in 3 morning miles on the Panhandle Trail & the weather was really enjoyable. I can’t tell you how happy I am that fall is here.


My mom was in town, I had 10 miles on the schedule, but halfway through the run I realized that I wasn’t going to have time for the 10 that I needed. The 8.5 loop actually left me feeling pretty strong & I enjoyed the majority of this run. Thanks girls for a nice morning!


It’s time for CONFESSION CORNER. If you guys couldn’t tell (I know my friends have): I just haven’t been feelin’ it lately. I have mentally checked out – maybe like 80% checked out. I have officially lost my running mojo. Saturday was nice, & it gave me a little bit of it back.. but I think it’s time for me to take a break after Buffalo Creek. I am feeling forced to run, & no one likes it when they feel forced to do something. I’m currently researching other fitness options – but boy are they expensive! I’d like to spend the end of October through mid-December working on some sort of strength, HIIT, etc type of work out in hopes of just getting my mind off of long mileage running for a while. I’m just feeling pretty down about the situation – I think I am down because I can tell I am losing the love – but I think I’m only losing the love because it’s being forced upon me. I miss running just to run. Not training for anything, not doing it for anyone else but myself. We’ll see what the next few months bring, & I promise to keep you all updated. Thanks for letting me vent – I just needed to get it out there! And I know some of you will understand!

Hope everyone’s week is great!


4 thoughts on “Buffalo Creek Half Training – Week 10

  1. Jessie @ The Acquired Sass says:

    I did something similar last winter after Buffalo Creek. Like. I literally spent some weeks not running AT ALL. I found a weight lifting plan I really liked online – I lifted pretty heavy weights 4 days or so a week. I would bike // spin one day a week, and sometimes if I had some spare minutes after my weights routine I would run for a bit. I did a few “long runs” with PB&R – but usually kept it under 5 miles when I did, ’cause it was just for fun. And it was just what I needed.

  2. Jennifer @ Dashing in Style says:

    Everyone needs a break from time to time. I did a few months of just running for fun this spring & it was just what I needed. And if you feel the break should be permanent, that’s fine too! Life is too short to spend time doing things you don’t like! I think Buffalo Creek may restore your oive though. It’s such a beautiful course and my favorite race. If you’re not motivated, try to think of the race as just a fun run through the fall leaves on a nice fall day. That’s how I always think of it, and I always have a great experience.

    • Ciara says:

      Thank you so much Jennifer! This made me feel a lot better. I have put a lot of pressure on myself to do really well at Buffalo Creek. I heard it’s so beautiful though.

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