Half Marathon Training/Phase One: Week Seven

Another rock steady week of training! I don’t know what’s up with Thursday morning though. I overslept and missed Thursday’s training  and had to make it up on Friday. That’s two weeks in a row that I’ve done that. Weather was great again here in Georgia–except some very strong thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. I had to postpone Saturday’s long run but thankfully I got it in on Sunday between the thunderstorms.

Monday’s run was great! I didn’t have to work that day because of MLK Day. Weather was awesome and I felt great. I don’t know what happened on my last mile. I think I started daydreaming and it took me 12:18 to finish it. And that’s after realizing I slowed down and I kicked it in on the last third of a mile. Wednesday and Friday’s speed work on the treadmill went well and I’m starting to get used to running on a treadmill again. It’s really boring to me but it’s getting better. On Sunday I didn’t have a speed or distance in mind. Instead the goal was to run at least 90 minutes. I clocked in a little over 99 minutes. This is my longest run since July 30th. The only reason I remember this is because it was my birthday.

Here’s the breakdown for the week:

Monday: Ran 3.94 miles at a 11:56 pace.
Wednesday: 12 minute race pace/2 minute walk/12 minute race pace.
Friday: 7 minute run/1.5 minute fast + 3 minute walk (x4)/7 minute run.
Sunday: Ran 7.45 miles at a 13:21 pace. (Killer hills this week!)

Approximately 17 miles for the week.

Slowly taking off the pounds as well. I’ve lost about seven pounds since the first of the year. Yeah me!

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