Oh my goodness, only two more weeks until my second half marathon. Part of me is nervous, part of me is excited. Now, I know there are people who run half marathons weekly and are saying “no big deal”, I’m trying to find their mentality!
Last year at this time I had just run my first 5k in 10 years. That felt like a huge accomplishment and I couldn’t imagine that I would actually be running my second half marathon.
This week’s training was:
Tuesday: 4 Miles Steady
Wednesday: Intervals – 1/2 Mile Warmup, 4×1/2 Mile Effort at Race Pace. 2 Minutes Easy In between. 6×1/4 Mile Effort just below race pace. 2 Min Recovery in between. 1/2 Mile Cooldown
Thursday: Cross Training – Piyo
Friday: 4 Miles Steady
Sunday: 11 Miles
I decided to do a little modifying. In my first half marathon I lost my mental game somewhere around mile 9 and by mile 12 it was gone completely. My longest run had been about 11 miles or just over that. I decided this time around I wanted to go up to 12 miles, knowing that at the end of the day it was just one more mile.
In order to keep milage about the same I dropped Friday’s run to 3 miles and upped Sunday to 12.
I feel ready. Sunday’s run was a little bit slower paced overall than my previous ones had been but I didn’t really care. We had been up almost all night with a sick little man and just getting out and doing the 12 miles felt great. I’m trying really hard not to focus on pace!
Eeks, two weeks to go!