Half Marathon Training: Week Five

I’m starting to notice the difficulty of the training increase this week. From here on out I will be pushing myself harder than I have in the past few months. Not sure how, but I hurt my third and fourth toes on my left foot during my Tuesday treadmill workout. I was pushing my pace and all I can figure out is this caused me to push off more towards my toes and I’ve managed to strain the toe joints. It’s not super painful and most of the time I don’t even notice it. Walking barefoot is when I notice it the most and I never notice it while I’m running.

Monday: 45 minute run. 4.17 miles at 10.45 pace.
Tuesday: Rest day (but still did some walking).
Wednesday: 28 minute interval run. 14 minute fast run/2 minute walk/12 minute fast run on a treadmill.
Thursday: 32 minute interval run. 9 minute slow run/1 1/2 minute fast run followed by 2 minutes of walking (x4)/9 minute slow run for a distance of 2.91 miles at 11:01 overall average pace.
Friday: Rest day (still did some walking).
Saturday: 87 minute run. 7.6 miles at 11:26 pace. (Goal was 78 minutes.)
Sunday: Strength training & stretching.


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