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Category: Half Marathon Training

Weekly Workouts, February 25-March 3, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday
2 x 1200 (2 min RI)
2 x 800 (2 min RI)
Done on Monday.  Thanks to Elizabeth at Racing Stripes for clarifying it for me.  I thought it meant run for 1.50 miles, recover for 2 minutes, run 1 mile, recover for 2 minutes.  In reality it meant run 0.75 miles, recover for 2 minutes, run another 0.75 miles, recover for 2 minutes, then run 0.5 miles, recover for 2 minutes, run another 0.5 miles, and recover for 2 minutes. I liked these workouts! They were challenging but “fun” at the same time.

Thursday – 1 mile easy, 5 miles @ mid tempo, 1 mile easy
Done on Tuesday.

Saturday – Half Marathon
Did not run on Saturday but instead ran the Little Rock Half Marathon on Sunday. What a GREAT race!  So happy specially since I had a crappy race in St. Pete in February. I will write a recap soon. Here is a picture of the medal.  Pretty cool huh?

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Total ran this week was 24.68.

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Weekly Workouts, February 18-24, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday  – 5 x 1000 (400 RI)
Done.  I changed the speed (7.1, 7.2, and 7.3) after each set.  I felt great after each one!

Thursday – 3 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
Did not run.

Saturday – 8 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
I only ran 2.67.  I felt like a big loser.  I woke up late because I was out with friends the night before. I did not have time to run before my doctor appointment at 12:30 so I decided to go afterwards. Ugh! At the gym I felt horrible.  I was dizzy and nauseous.  I decided to call it a day and go home.  My friends told me that maybe I was dehydrated from the sangrias the night before.  I made a rookie mistake.  That  morning I had coffee with my breakfast and did not drink water at all.  Lesson learned but I should have known better.

Next week’s speed workouts are:
2 x 1200 (2 min RI)
2 x 800 (2 min RI)

This is how I translated it: run 1.5 miles, recover for 2 minutes, run 1 mile, recover for 2 minutes. Am I right? Total ran this week was 13.02.

Just Keep Running!

Weekly Workouts, February 11-17, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday  – 5 x 1000 (400 RI)
Did not run.Thursday – 3 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
Did not run.Saturday – 11 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
I only ran 6 miles with a 5 minute cooldown for a total of 6.29.Total ran this week was 6.29. I was in a funky mood this week.  Tired?  Probably, so I took a break.  I felt better on Saturday but my body was just not up for running 11 miles.  I think I need to review my training plan again.  Do I really need to run 11 miles the weekend after a half marathon?

I am sure this week will be a great week.  No school on Monday, the following week we have teacher institute day on Tuesday, and the the week after that we are off on Monday.  Oh yeah, I plan to get all of my workouts too.  I cannot wait till Spring Break because I will be going to Riviera Maya.  I am looking forward to the warm weather, the non stop drinks by the pool, and the chance to finally relax and not think about work.  I received these cute Pro Compression socks.  Love the color!

Weekly Workouts, February 11-17, 2013

 

Weekly Workouts, February 4-10, 2013

Workouts this week:

Tuesday  – 6 x 800 (90 sec RI)
Done.

Thursday – 2 miles easy, 3 miles @ short tempo, 1 mile easy
Done.

Saturday – Half Marathon

Did not run on Saturday but instead ran the Rock ‘n’ Roll St. Petersburg Half Marathon on Sunday.
Total ran this week was 24.88.

I love this week’s speed workouts!  I kept them “interesting” by alternating speeds on the treadmill (7, 7.1, and 7.2).  It sure made the time go much faster.

I had a great run on Thursday too.  Short tempo speeds were 6.6, 6.7, and 6.8 and I alternated the speed after each song.  Before I knew it, I was done and that’s how I like it!

The half marathon on Sunday was alright.  It didn’t go as well as I planned. Oh well.  A wise person told me “Sometimes we just have our days, I guess. Onward and upward!”

Next race is Little Rock Half Marathon on March 3.  Should be fun!

Just Keep Running!

Weekly Workouts, January 28-February 3, 2013

Workouts this week: January 28-February 3, 2013

Tuesday – 400, 600, 800, 1200, 800, 600, 400 (90 sec RI)
Done.

Thursday – 1 mile easy, 5 miles @ mid tempo, 1 mile easy
Only ran 3.63.  It was one of those days.  I took several breaks before deciding to go home.  I was not happy with myself but I could not keep going.

Saturday – 10 miles at HMP, 10 minutes walking
Done. The day started with a 5:30 am wake up call. I stayed in bed for about half an hour then my sister told me the carbon monoxide detector went off. I called the fire department and they were here within 3 minutes. Luckily, it was just a faulty detector. 

Weekly Workouts, January 28-February 3, 2013

Total ran this week was 18.42.

 

I wore a Brooks Women’s Glycerin Skort during my long run yesterday. Oh my goodness! Love, love that skirt!!! So cute and it felt so comfortable. The shorts underneath did not ride up. I really like it and will be buying more of them in various colors. I’m thinking of getting another black one, a purple, and a light blue. Perfect for spring and summer. They’re on sale for $29 on the Brooks website so what’s not to like?