Saturday, February 6, 2010

Week #(Whatever) Recap

Let's see it's been a little while since I posted about my runs. This is a recap of the week from Wednesday, January 27 to Tuesday, February 2. As much as I love Hal Higdon, I haven't really followed his plan to a T since my first half marathon. I've been training since the last week in December and I've already gone on a nine mile run if that tells you anything. I pretty much just listen to my body and try to mirror the distances he calls for in a week based on the long run distance I choose.

One of the reasons I have this blog is so that someone who has never done a half marathon before can look at it and be like "Oh, so that's what training for one might be like." So here we go with the distances/times.

This past week I ran:
3 miles (28:23)
6 miles (59:09)
3.5 miles (I don't recall the time. I was at a 10:20/mi pace. Don't think I sprinted to the end that day. My only focus was covering the mileage.)
5 miles (49:something)
5 miles (51:30)

Whoops, the last two runs have round-about times. I'll try to do a better job of documenting the exact finishing time. While I didn't go on a super long run, I'm pretty happy with myself. My mileage for the week was 22.5 miles. I did 3 runs in sub 10min/mi pace. And I reached a goal of completing 6 miles in under an hour.

I need to go on a 10 or 11 mile run in the near future. Right now Virginia is being pounded with snow and the gym is closed. Whomp. Whomp.
As frustrated as I am that snow is dictating my weekend plans. I guess things could be worse. I could be this lady. FHL.

Hahaha. In all seriousness, I think sometimes it's good to have a less intense week after pushing yourself hard for a couple weeks. It's not like I don't have time for this. It's still over a month until the Shamrock Half Marathon.


Adam said...

20+ miles a week is great.... and 3 at sub 10 pace is even better!

The gym is closed? Is that because of the snow or what?

NewbieRunner said...

I enjoy reading your blog and am inspired as I train for my first half marathon. I'm so excited for it! I've always dreamed of "being a runner" but never believed I really could yet here I am...amazing...

inspiREDtorun13 said...

@Adam...Yes gym was closed more than one day this past week due to snow. Whatareyougonnado.