Half Marathon Training Week 9

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Oh goodness, 3 weeks to go. I may or may not be starting to get a little bit nervous. This week had four runs, I pulled off three out of the four. To be honest, with Easter Sunday I really was convinced that I would get my fourth run in…. and then there was candy. Oops 🙂

Anyways the plan was:

Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 4 miles steady
Wednesday: 5 miles steady
Thursday: Cross Train
Friday: 4 miles steady
Saturday: Rest
Sunday: Long run

With Easter I flipped Friday and Sunday since I knew I would have more time on Friday.

 

Sunday just didn’t happen at all so there’s that.I also failed on cross training.

My long run felt great. I hit a similar course to what I hit last week and there were a lot of hills. Actually there were more hills & I hit the bottom of an unexpected one at mile 8 and was not exactly excited about it. I made it though!

I had to laugh that my pace wound up being the EXACT same average pace as the week before, I hadn’t expected that to happen at all.

One thing I’ve been trying to do is not follow my pace much on my long runs. I took some time off during training and I am not feeling like it is a good idea to push myself as much as I did for the last half on pace. I feel like I left the race disappointed with my time last time and I want to go in with no expectations. I have some in my mind but if they don’t happen, I know it happens. I’m following the way my legs feel.

My post run dinner was supposed to be pasta or pizza…. instead of it was 4 flavors of froyo and about 400 toppings.

 

Overall I feel pretty good after another week… I truly cannot believe there are only three weeks to go! We signed up back in December and it felt so far away.

How is your training going?

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