Training Tuesday! 6 more weeks until the Columbus half marathon, and I am seeing some renewed hope. Most of it has to do with realignment of expectations and goals. Am I sad that my “comfortable” pace is now around 1:30 slower than what I was training for a year ago? Maybe. BUT, am I happy to be running and seeing improvement? Yes!! Improvement doesn’t always mean a time goal, it means being happy. Run Happy is my goal
Here’s how my last week of training looked:
Monday – 4 miles, 11:04 pace. It seems silly to wake up so early to get my run done before my kids get ready for school, I mean to run 4 miles compared to the distances I used to run in full marathon training (6 – 13 miles), but I get a feeling of great accomplishment getting it done. Treadmill miles, and it felt good.
Tuesday – typical day of walking around, and I made sure I got my 10,000 steps for the day.
Weds – 5.5 miles, pace 10:44 Isn’t a half mile an odd distance?? My plan said 4 miles, but I really wanted to do more. I had time, and I thought 6 miles might be pushing it, so I went with 5.5. Why not! I ran on my treadmill again and it was a good run. I’m having a lot of success with being able to keep my pace slower and not really caring what my pace is. And I’m cleaning up my DVR. Win Win!!
I made it to the gym for my PT exercises, and did some weights. Big muscle day!!
Thurs – Cross train day…. but I really didn’t do anything. I did get my recommended steps in though! It was busy day – cross country meet for my son. Can you find him in the start pic?
Fri – Long run day, 10 miles: pace 9:54 This run was pretty awesome. See my previous post about it here. Spoiler alert, I changed this from an 9 mile run to a 10 mile run!!
Sat – Rest day! I worked at a race. More on that later this week!
Sun – 2.5 miles, pace 9:42 I went for a run with Zachary. I figured that since he’s in cross country now, and he had the day off, he should run 3 miles with me. He had other ideas, and we called it done at 2.5 miles.
Total miles this week: 22 miles – excited I broke 20!!
I’m linking up with Courtney over at Eat Pray Run DC. Check out all of the fun workout recaps over there!
Q: Do you track your steps?
I have been more interested in my daily step count now that I’m not running every day.
Q: Would that make you cringe to finish at a 1/2 mile for your run?
I used to always end at “0”, but lately I’m just good with whatever!