Training Tuesday! 4 more weeks until the Columbus half marathon. Gulp! Ok, maybe not because my husband just offered to run with me, so it could be a really good time! (“fun” time, not “pr” time. haha!) He’s running the full, but thought it would be fun to run slower with me, then put the hammer down for the 2nd half. Negative splits are always awesome!
I had a pretty decent week of training. This is what went down….
Mon: 6 miles, treadmill 10:21 pace. Nice easy run. Good start to my week.
Tues: Rest day!
Weds: 50 min tempo run (5.2 miles), 9:37 overall pace. I had no idea what to pick for a top pace (it said 10K), so I was envisioning 8:15, but phew, by the time I got to 8:41, that was plenty fast enough for me. Not sure why, but I can run 8:41 outside fairly decent, but it was really exhausting on my treadmill. Still not sure this speedwork was a good idea – I might not do it again in this training cycle! But on a good note, I felt like I really earned my iced coffee that morning!
Thurs: Rest day. A little sore from yesterday.
Fri: 10 miles. (2 miles treadmill: 10:30 pace, 8 miles outside: 9:26 pace) Fun thing that happened – when I was coming back into my neighborhood on my long run, a lady out on a walk asked me how long I had gone. When I replied “10 miles”, she told me “wow, that’s really great! Keep it up!”. That really perked me up! I later wondered, who was that lady? Do I know her?? LOL!
I was thinking I would like to go 12 miles, but didn’t have the time for 12, so 10 was good enough.
The morning fog was AWESOME!
Sat: 4 miles, 9:32 pace. After I dropped my kids off for the cross country bus at 6:30 am (!!!!), it was so beautiful out I decided to run 4 miles.
My week included a “happy jump”! woohoo!!
Sun: Resty rest rest!
Miles this week: 25.2
Next race coming up: MacQueens Run for Your Life 10K, Oct 1st. Hopefully this race will give me some indication on what my Columbus race pace should be.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’d love to hear from you!…
Q: Did you enjoy that week of cool running temps??
Seems like summer humidity is back again this week!
Q: Have you gone out for any runs in the early morning with a headlamp lately?
I’m afraid to get mine out again – I’m sticking to the treadmill, also because I have to get the kids up out of bed for school…
Q: Did you sleep in this weekend, or are you an early riser on the weekends?