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 #8, July 16-22
M Ran 4.00 miles
T Ran 7.75 miles
W Ran 4.00 miles
TH Ran 6.00 miles
F Ran 10.00 miles
S Ran 4.00 miles
Wow, what a week! I made some changes due to family stuff and the RnR Chicago on Sunday (I didn’t run but was a spectator). I was determined not to miss any runs this week. I didn’t! 🙂
Ran 4 miles on Monday and then went to see “The Incredibles 2”. A good movie! My favorite part was the scene with the raccoon.
Tuesdays are my days off but I moved my runs to be off on Sunday to spectate the RnR Chicago. I did 10 x 400. It was a tough workout and I didn’t not hit any of my paces. I was hot and tired (my own fault). There are some pretty flowers by the airport.
My sister is in town with her husband and daughter. We went out to eat with another sister and my mother. IHOP was celebrating their 60th anniversary so they were offering 3 short stacks for 60 cents. My niece and I shared Mexican Tres Leches Pancakes and Belgian Dark Chocolate Mousse Pancakes.
Wednesday was 4 miles, Thursday 6 miles, Friday 10 miles, and Saturday 4 miles. I went out too late on Thursday to run 6 miles and it was a mistake. I don’t know why I thought it was a good idea to run in the middle of a HOT day. I did my long run on Friday and it was tough too. The last time I ran 10 miles was in May for the Solder Field 10 Mile.
Later that evening I went to Fleet Feet South Loop to see Kathrine Switzer. 🙂
It rained for most of the morning on Sunday. I felt bad for the runners.
Overall it was a good week. I did all of my runs and don’t think I’ve ever run for 6 straight days. That was exhausting!
Total mileage for the week: 35.77 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 182.50 miles
Total mileage for the year: 633.86 miles
Here’s how training has gone so far:
Week 1 and 2
I can tell you now, I’m pretty sure I’m never using Hansons. Eeek! I need more rest than that.
I didn’t hit my 400s paces until that last one before my race when I finally nailed it! It’s ok. Just keep trying. And of course in summer, all bets are off!
Thanks Judy! I remember hitting my paces during the winter even tough I complained because of the weather. Now this heat is just worse.
Heat very definitely makes you slower — and it’s wise not too push too hard if it’s really hot, too.