Tuesday – 5 x 1000 (400 RI)
Done. I know I said the same thing about the 800s but I like these workouts too. They are challenging but also manageable. I alternated with speeds of 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 on the treadmill. I was tired and drenched by the time I was done.
Thursday – 2 mile easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
I did not run on Thursday. I was tired and had no energy to run. I don’t know if this is an excuse for me but two friends told me that they do not run a few days before a race so I decided instead to rest. I am usually pretty good about doing my Thursday tempo run (I’ve missed maybe 3 since the beginning of they year) but now want to reconsider if it is really necessary to do the week of a race.
Saturday – Half Marathon
I ran 13.33 in Washington DC. It was an OK race. The course was BORING. I mean DC is a beautiful city but we did not run through the memorials, monuments, and other sights that the city has to offer. That was disappointing. However, I was happy with my finish time of 2:22:43. It was supposed to rain but fortunately not one drop fell during the race. I will post a recap soon.
Total miles ran this week is 19.68.
Upcoming races are Run Raleigh on April 14 and Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half Marathon on April 27. But before those two races I will be in sunny Riviera Maya for a few days. I am planning to take my running gear and hopefully can get away for a run or two.
That's awesome you came to DC. Yeah, I ran that course back in 2007 and wasn't impressed. DC is best seen through the Marine Corps Marathon or the Cherry Blossom 10-miler. Nice job last week on your runs!