Week 3 Running Recap (8/28-9/3)

Monday: 40 minutes cross-training

Tuesday (3.5 miles): 9:21,9:27, 8:54, 4:20. Time – 32:04.

Wednesday (6x400m repeats): 2:01, 2:01, 2:04, 2:02, 2:02, 2:01.

Thursday (3 miles): 9:29, 9:16, 8:50. Time- 27:38.

Friday: Rest

Saturday (5K Time Trial): 8:33, 8:29, 8:17, 47.8. Time- 26:08.

Boom! Another week down. 60 days until Indy Monumental!

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Running Recap (8/21 – 8/27)

Helloooooo! Week 2 of half marathon training is complete and overall, I think it went well. So, let’s get this recap going!

Monday: Cross Train

Tuesday (3 miles):8:59, 8:39, 8:28. Time – 26:09.

Wednesday (30 minute tempo): Mile 1 (9:21), Mile 2 (9:16), Mile 3 (9:03), .3 (2:18). It turned out to not be a tempo run at all, but at least I got the miles in.

Thursday (3 miles): 8:50, 9:05, 8:27. Time – 26:24.

Friday: REST DAY

Saturday (6 miles): 8:48, 9:31, 8:55, 8:42, 8:51, 8:16. Time – 53:08.

Sunday (3.28 miles): 9:00, 9:20, 8:46, 2:36. Time – 29:43.

Despite my tempo run turning out to not be a tempo run, I do see progress in my runs. I’m getting a bit faster and I was super pleased with my 6 mile run. Despite a wrong turn that led me up a pretty steep hill on mile 2, my other miles were great! I remember the first time I did a 6 mile run. It took me a couple of minutes over an hour to complete. To finish this one in 53:08 is something that I am proud of.

I am getting more and more confident that I will be able to snag that sub-2 hour time come November! I have officially signed up for the Indy Monumental so it’s game on!

Are any of you running that race? Or do you have other races on your fall schedule? Let me know!

Running Recap (8/14-8/20)

Monday: Cross Train

Tuesday (3 miles): 9:10, 9:17, 9:09. Time: 28:27.

Wednesday (5x400m repeats): 2:04, 1:54, 2:03, 2:01, 2:03

Thursday (3 miles): 8:49, 8:37, 8:32. Time: 26:01.

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday (5 miles): 9:10, 9:31, 9:12, 9:50, 9:10. Time: 46:56.

Sunday (3 miles): 9:01, 9:03, 8:52. Time: 26:57.

Week One of Half Marathon training is DONE. Week Two is in full swing. Getting stronger (and looking forward to some cooler temps hopefully soon).

Running Week in Review (8/7 – 8/13)

Another week is in the books. This week was tough because I was sick with a sore throat at the end of the week. Needless to say, I felt less than 100%.

Monday: Cross-Train for 40 minutes

Tuesday (3.5 miles): 9:02, 8:58, 8:52, 4:16. Time = 31:09.

Wednesday (6x400m repeats): 1:59, 1:52, 2:01, 1:54, 1:55, 2:02.

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Rest

Saturday (5K): 8:12, 8:42, 8:29, 1:07. Unofficial Time = 26:31 (Official Time = 26:30)

Sunday (3 miles easy): 9:37, 9:15, 9:15. Time = 28:10.

Running – Week in Review (7/17-7/22)

Each week I am going to start posting the results of my runs. This is good for my own accountability, but hopefully it’ll also help me meet more of you fellow runners out there!

Monday (Cross Train): 30 minutes of walking

Tuesday (3 miles): 8:33, 9:02, 8:11. Time – 25:48

Wednesday (30 minute tempo): 9:33, 8:58, 9:12, 2:17

Thursday (3 miles): 9:00, 9:04, 8:42. Time – 26:50

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday (6 miles): 8:54, 9:42, 10:28, 9:20, 10:35, 9:48. Time – 58:51.

That Saturday run absolutely wrecked me. It was so hot and so humid and I had a toe issue halfway through. Summer running is no joke. But hopefully it’s making me stronger for the fall!

Running Update!

Running took a backseat while we were in California so this week was a bit of a shock to the system (in a good way). I was happy to get back into the running swing of things.

At this point, I have decided to start back at Week 1 of my training plan. Since my next half marathon isn’t until November, I’m trying to decide if I will stretch this plan out to be 16 weeks, or if I will follow it as planned for a few weeks and then start back at Week 1 again to begin training for real. Is that confusing? Sorry.

The main point though is that taking a week off from running was nice to some degree, but has made this week hard. I was so worried about losing some of the speed I had gained this summer, but I think it’s still there. This week I mainly focused on completing my runs and had less of a focus on my times.

I still have PLENTY of time until the Indy Monumental in November, so my sub-2 goal is still in play! I’m ready to get after it!

I hope your all’s running is going well!