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Category: Half Marathon Training

Weekly Workouts, May 6-12, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday – 2 x 1200 (2 min RI) and 4 x 800 (2 min RI)
Done.  I had a meeting scheduled after school so I did my workout on Monday.  I enjoyed the 800s more than the 1200s.  Next week’s speed workouts are 5 x 1000s.

Thursday – 2 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
Done.  I had to finish up, shower, eat something fast, and then head out to another negotiation team meeting.  I was there till about 9pm.  Definitely a long day for me!

Saturday – 8 miles a@ HMP, 10 minutes walking
I traded the treadmill for a nice long run along the lake.  Gorgeous!  Next Saturday I will be in Portland for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon.

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Weekly Workouts, May 6-12, 2013

Total miles ran this week is 20.74.

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Weekly Workouts, April 29-May 5, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday – 6 x 400 (400 RI)
Done.

Thursday – 2 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
Done.  Ran these in my new running shoes and new shorts.  No pain with the shoes.  As for the shorts, a little tight around the waist but maybe I was just feeling bloated/fat that day?  I hope so.  I will wear them for another run and then decide if I will keep or return them.

Saturday – 8 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
I ran 6.34 miles which includes the 10 minutes of walking.  I was just not feeling it.  It had been a long and tough week at work.  My students were misbehaving galore!!!  I was supposed to drive to Iowa for a half marathon yesterday but decided not to go.  Instead, I slept in both yesterday AND today and it feels really good.

Total miles ran this week is 15.34.

Weekly Workouts, April 22-28, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday – 5 x 1000 (400 RI)
Done.  Love these repeats!

Thursday – Yoga
My plan was to go to Bikram Yoga River North.  I even checked the schedule and there is a class scheduled at 4:30pm.  I get off work at 3 so I knew I would make it on time.  However, on Thursday the negotiation team met after school.  The teacher contract we put together earlier this month was voted down.  The plan now is to come up with a new/revised contract.  It is a lot of work but also rewarding.

Saturday – Half Marathon
I ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Half Marathon.  It rained all through the race.  I was miserable.

Total miles ran this week is 19.45.

Weekly Workouts, April 15-21, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday – 2 x 1200 (2 min RI) and 4 x 800 (2 min RI)
Done.  I ran these on the treadmill at 7.5 which equals to an 8:00 mile.  I struggled with the 1200s but did good with the 800s.

Thursday – 1 mile easy, 2 miles @ mid tempo, 1 mile easy, 2 miles @ mid tempo, 1 mile easy
Done.  Ran these on the treadmill at 6.8 which equals to an 8:49 mile.  I was soaking wet when I was done! Also, I ran in a new pair of Brooks shorts.

Saturday – 8 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
Done.  Ran these at 6.6 which equals to an 9:05 mile.  My legs were still sore from this week so I took a few walking breaks.

Total miles ran this week is 20.91.

Weekly Workouts, April 8-14, 2013

I still cannot wrap around my head the tragedy that took place today in Boston.  I am still speechless. Running in the Boston Marathon is pretty much every runner’s dream.  The tragedy today did NOT shatter that dream for me. It has made me even more determined to qualify for this prestigious race. One day I will cross that finish line with a huge smile on my face.

Weekly Workouts, April 8-14, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday – 10 x 400 (90 sec RI)
Done.  I am loving these 400s!!  I felt really good afterwards.  I ran these on the treadmill at a 7.5 speed which is an 8 minute mile.

Thursday – 2 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
I did not run.  I wanted to give my legs a rest before the half marathon on Sunday.  I am thinking of going to bikram yoga on the Thursday before race day weekend.

Saturday – 9 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
I ran 13.18 in Raleigh, NC.  It was another hilly race.  The course was boring too.  It was a beautiful day and perfect for a race.

According to my Garmin my finish time of 2:25:50.  However, my official finish time from the website is 2:26:40.  That makes no sense.  Or does it?

Weekly Workouts, April 8-14, 2013

 

Total miles ran this week is 18.68.