Well howdy! Long time no speak! After Tunesday, I got kinda busy and here we are again on Friday. I had a bit of a stressful morning – so I treated myself to a skinny White Chocolate Mocha and croissant from Starbucks. All better now.
I had another decent week of training. And I just realized this week that my training is halfway over. My first half marathon is just 7 weeks away!!!!
So this is how my week went.
Saturday – Long Run – 8 hilly miles. It was a decent run, but much tougher because of the hilly route. I was planning to run the last mile then came upon a small hill the I forgot I had run down at the start. I ran as much as a could then power walked up it. Although when I look at the elevation chart below, that hill is nothing but a blip. Sure didn’t feel like it at the time.
Here is the elevation chart:
It’s a very lumpy route, right?
My splits were:
Mile 1 – 12:43
Mile 2 – 11:58
Mile 3 – 13:10
Mile 4 – 12:15
Mile 5 – 13:08
Mile 6 – 11:53
Mile 7 – 13:44
Mile 8 – 12:51
While I wasn’t as consistent with pace as I would have liked, I did have a consistent pattern – so I’ll take it.
Sunday – Active Rest Day – I hung around with Charlotte most of the day then hit up the Maryland State Fair in the afternoon.
Monday – Easy Run – I did 2.85 miles and the indulgences from the day before were rearing their ugly head. I felt I was running a good pace, but my watch said not so much. I am happy to report that I am still kicking my neighborhood hills’ asses. At lunch I took a walk with my co-worker. It was a 1.85 mile loop.
Tuesday – Speed – 5x800s – I did them! I finished them! The total distance, once all was said and done, was 2.75 miles and my average pace was 11:08 – my lowest EVER!
I totally took what I learned from the last speed workout debacle and made sure I didn’t run the warm up too fast (probably ran it a little too slow honestly) and I didn’t try to go all out. I stuck to the pace I was to do them and I finished. The last one was tough. Especially once I realized that I was the last one left on the track. On the bright side though, during my last loop I got use the inside lane! Woo Hoo! I could totally see myself doing 800s like this on my own.
Wednesday – Yoga – another great yoga day. Plus, I took a walk with my co-worker on my lunch break again.
Thursday – Tempo Run – I skipped this. My knee was kinda bothering me Tuesday and Wednesday and I wanted to make sure it got some rest for Saturday’s long run. I do regret skipping this though since my Monday run was garbage.
Friday – Rest Day – aka – write my Weekly Workout blog post.
Total Miles Run – 14.83
I’ve got my first double digit run scheduled for tomorrow. 10 Miles! I still can’t believe I’m doing this sometimes. I guess that’s why running is so awesome, you get to meet the person you were always capable of being – you just had to step out of your own way..