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 #9, July 23-29
M Ran 5.00 miles
W Ran 7.10 miles
TH Ran 4.00 miles
F Ran 6.00 miles
S Ran 4.00 miles
S Ran 6.50 miles
Monday was another early wake up call to run. Felt great and was able to get negative splits!
Wednesday’s workout was 5×1000 with 400s recovery and 1.5 miles warmup and cooldown. I was disappointed because I did not hit the pace I was supposed to.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday runs were 4, 6, and 4 miles again. The weather was decent which made the runs enjoyable. Some days you can do negative splits and some days you don’t. 🙂
Sunday’s run was 3×2 miles with 800m recovery and 1.5 miles warmup and cooldown for a total of 10 miles. I went out early to enjoy the cooler temperature. I was planning to do this by the lake by decided to do this close to home. This run did not go well and I stopped at 6.5 miles. I was frustrated. I wasn’t hitting the paces I was supposed to and instead just decided to run whatever pace I could. Then I got too hot and tired. Then my left foot began to bother me. I stopped and just walked home.
Some days you have good runs and some days you don’t. Oh well. I can’t be too hard on myself since I am still doing pretty good with training for the ZOOMA Great Lakes Half Marathon.
Total mileage for the week: 32.60 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 215.11 miles
Total mileage for the year: 666.46 miles
Here’s how training has gone so far:
Week 1 and 2