Buffalo Creek Training Week 8

Another week down and we're getting closer and closer to race day!  I'm not going to lie- these past two weeks have not been great.  I think the weather constantly changing (cold and crisp one day and humid and hot the next) is messing with me, and I've been feeling sick and worn down.  So- this week I didn't have the best workouts- minus my speed workout!- but, I got it done and we're officially in the taper!  Here's a look at my week-


5 miles / 9:39 pace
After work I headed to the park to get in an easy run.  The weather was perfect and the entire run felt great!


6 miles / 8:51 pace
I met up with Jessie to get this workout done before work.  The plan was 1 mile warm up, then 4 miles with each getting faster (starting at goal half marathon pace + 20 seconds and finishing with 10 seconds under goal pace) and 1 mile cool down.  Even though our mile warm up felt really awful and stiff, we ended up hitting our goal paces perfectly: 8:42, 8:29, 8:19, 7:57.  I was so happy with how this workout went!

Paddle Boarding / 2 hours
It was such a warm day out, so I decided to go SUPing after work.  It was gorgeous out!


Rest Day!


Paddle Boarding / 1 hour
Selma came along with me!  It was so fun and relaxing..she just chilled the entire time.


4 miles / 9:11 pace
I wanted to get in a few miles after work, so I headed around my neighborhood for an easy run.  


10 miles / 9:45 pace
This run was not very good.  I met up with Maddie early in the morning to get my long run out of the way, and even at 7 in the morning it was warm and humid.  I couldn't get into the run at all, and was really warm and sweating the entire time.  I did 5 miles with Maddie at a nice and easy pace, then did the next 5 miles at a 9:00 pace.  It felt fine at times but my foot started bothering me out of nowhere (probably all in my head since I was struggling anyway), and I ended up stopping at 10 instead of doing 2 miles to cool down.  


5 miles / 9:35 pace
Nice and easy run with Selma.  We went on the trails for part of the run which was a nice break.  All of the trees were changing leaves which was so gorgeous!  In the middle of the run it started to rain, so our second half was a lot faster than the first half!


  1. Yep, I think the weather is totally to blame for struggling. I have done Buffalo Creek 4 years, and the good news is that 3 of those 4 years it has been cool and cloudy. So I think it is likely to cool down for the race at least. For your last pic on Sunday--is that North Park? It doesn't look familiar.


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