Sunday, June 12, 2016

Seawheeze Half Marathon Training Week 1

Training time is finally here!  I just finished my first week of training for the Seawheeze Half Marathon.  Even though I have a really far way to go, I'm feeling really positive and excited.  I ran my first race in months this week as well.  I'll be talking more about it on Wednesday.  Until then, here's my week one recap!



Monday

4 miles / 34:55 / 8:43 pace
First day of training!  I could tell that there was a storm coming, so I tried to get my miles in before it started to pour.  I made it about half way before it started to sprinkle, and the last mile it was really coming down!  Luckily I love to run in the rain and brought along a hat, so it felt amazing.  It also made me run a lot faster!


Tuesday

3 miles bike ride
Nice and easy bike ride!  I didn't time this ride, but I think I might start just to see if my times are improving.


Wednesday

Rest day!


Thursday

5 miles easy
I took this run nice and easy to get ready for my race!  In the middle of the run, I did 5 strides (about 50 meters where I pick up the pace to stretch out my legs).


Friday

3.1 miles / 25:10 / 8:07 pace
1.5 mile warm up / 1 mile cool down
Riverview Park 5k - full recap coming on Wednesday!


Saturday

3 miles
My legs were a little tired and sore from the race, so I took it nice and easy for the three miles.  Followed it up with some excellent foam rolling and stretches!


Sunday

7 miles / 1:08:10 / 9:38 pace
This was my longest run in a while, so I took it nice and easy.  It definitely wasn't easy, so I know I have a lot of work to do.  It was a great end to my first week of training though!


linking up with Weekly Wrap and Tuesdays on the Run

44 comments:

  1. Congrats on the AG award! I look forward to hearing about the race!

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  2. Congrats on your race! And excited for you and sea wheeze. I tried to register but didn't get in. So I will be cheering!

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    1. I have a few other friends that also didn't get in :( Such a shame!

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  3. Wow great job on your race and I love your infographic for your training! Congrats on winning an award too!

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  4. CONGRATS on 1st place in your age group! That is beyond exciting! :) can't wait to see where training continues to take you!

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    1. Thanks Brie! I'm excited to follow your training too!

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  5. Congrats on placing in your AG!

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  6. I love the mileage breakdowns you did! Nice to see the differences between easy vs. speed vs. long

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  7. Congrats on placing! That must be such a great feeling. I absolutely love your recap graphic!

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  8. Congratulations on your age group award! I can't wait for the full recap.

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  9. LOOK AT THAT BLING! Congrats! :) What a way to start half marathon training. Woohoo!

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  10. Wow, it's always fun to win an AG award. Nice job with your running this week too. Looks like you got in some good pace work.

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  11. Nice job in your race! That's funny, I think that was my exact finish time from my 5k a few weeks ago.. twiiiins:)

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  12. Congratulations on the AG medal!

    Very cool charts too!

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  13. Awesome! Congrats on your AG award, Gretchen! Also great first week of training! That's pretty high mileage for week 1! I think my marathon plan starts at like 10 miles in the first week.

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    1. Thank you! This plan is definitely pretty aggressive! It worked well last time so here's hoping it will again this race :)

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  14. Nice week of training. Congratulations on your 1st AG placement in the 5k. It's wonderful to be excited about running and training! I really like your graphic up there too! Thanks for linking Gretchen!

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  15. Congrats on the award! Also you seriously have the coolest graphics!

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  16. Wow nice job on your race! That's awesome!!

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  17. Congrats on the AG, and for an awesome week! Keep it up! <3

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  18. Way to go on that AG! I love that you broke down your runs into speed, long and easy categories. Have a great week!

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  19. Love those graphics at the top!! :) Good luck with the rest of training!!!

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  20. Great week of training! Congratulations on your 5K race and AG award!

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  21. Congrats on a strong first week of marathon training! Nice job on the AG award as well!

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