I am excited to be training for the ZOOMA Half Marathon on September 15. I am also excited to share that I will train using the Hansons Half Marathon Method. In a nutshell, this training is based on the concept of cumulative fatigue. You train your body to run often so that you are frequently running on tired legs. The idea is to run this way so that during the last miles of a race you are prepared to push through the final miles.
Week #5, June 25-July 1
M Ran 4.00 miles
W Ran 6.75 miles
TH Ran 4.01 miles
F Ran 4.00 miles
S Ran 4.00 miles
S Did not run
Another HOT and HOT week of running! Ugh, I need to be out there by 5:30 so that I am not too hot. It was mostly easy runs of 4 miles on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
My speed workout (1.5 mile warm up and cool down and 8x400s with 400s recovery) was on Wednesday and I almost nailed it. I have no idea why the first interval was my slowest one. I didn’t know it was my slowest one till after my run and I saw my paces.
I ran again in my Brooks Launch 5 and I’d forgotten how much softer these are compared to the Launch 4.
Saturday was the end of the month and I ended it with 104.68 miles. Total to date is 564.14 miles (per my Garmin; my Google Sheet shows 564.07) and that puts me at 47% done of my yearly goal.
I woke up late on Sunday and it was already hot. I was hoping that it would be cooler in the evening so I could still run. It finally did around 6pm (78 degrees, it was high 90s in the morning) but by then it was supposed to rain and I also got lazy.
Total mileage for the week: 22.77 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 112.69 miles
Total mileage for the year: 564.07 miles <<Per my Google Sheet; Garmin shows 564.14)
Here’s how training has gone so far:
Week 1 and 2