Half Marathon Training : Week 5 Recap
When you think about quitting, think about why you started.
I can't believe another week has come and gone in my training! This was a fantastic week for me and I had some terrific workouts. The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and I even did a few morning workouts! Keep reading to see what I did this week.
Here was my training plan for the week:
To remind you, I'm using Hal Higdon's half marathon intermediate plan as a base, but adjusting it to fit my schedule.
Monday5 miles / 49:00 / 9:43 pace
Ran home after walking dogs at the Humane Society for an hour. Wow, it was a hot one and I felt it! My legs felt like lead and I was tired the entire time (running with a backpack isn't exactly comfortable either). I'm so glad I bought a water before I started! Runs like this really help my mental game, so bring it on!
Nothing new to report here...typical workout. Felt great, especially after Monday's horrendous run!
Wednesday6 miles / 55:00 / 9:10 pace
the Freddy Kruger.
1600 meters : 8:00
4x200 meters : average of 6:10 pace
1600 meters : 7:15
4x200 meters : average of 6:00 pace
1 mile warmup and cooldown, and a lap after each set. Between 200 repeats I got a 30 second break (which I mistakenly thought was 15 seconds due to only being half awake). Great workout and fun way to mix up speed work!
Today, the new launch debuted. It was so hard, especially triceps and chest. My arms were shaking by the end!
3 miles / 30:00 / 10:00 pace
Easy run on the treadmill after class.
Great class as always. We did lots of sprinting and hill work. The hour flew by!
Saturday3 miles / 32:00 / 10:20 pace
Easy Schenley trail run with Dan.
6 miles / 52:00 / 8:39 pace
Felt better and better as I kept running, but had to cut it short because a big storm rolled in. I should have run earlier in the morning, but I slept in and had to run errands in the morning. Live and learn!
Total for week: 23 miles