Half Marathon Training Check-In 2

Hey there and happy Monday folks!

I am off to North Carolina for a quick business trip today but I wanted to pop in and tell you all about another solid week of training in the books!

Monday – MLK Day so I got to sleep in AND go for a run! 60 minutes easy which came out to just about 6.2 miles. Brady joined me for a little cool-down in the backyard. 🙂

img_2331-editedTuesday – Treadmill workout Tuesday and boy, this was another challenging one. I had a bit of an epiphany during this run which I’m saving for another post. The workout itself consisted of a 1.5 mile warm-up, 2 x 800 meters @ 6:58 with 3 minute walking recoveries. Then, 4 x 400 meters @ 6:32 with 90 second recoveries. Rinse and repeat (i.e., did the whole thing twice). 1.5 mile cool-down. Mileage-wise, this came out to 8.7. Since I was running on the treadmill, I just dialed into the correct paces and tried to put myself on auto-pilot, but it was hard. I’d be curious to see how this one would go if I was running it on a track.

Wednesday – Rest day! Even though I didn’t have a run scheduled, I had really good intentions to get up at my regular early time and go to the gym to fit in my core/strengthening routine. But I wimped out and slept instead. I’m not beating myself up about it, but I do hope that I limit these occurrences.

Thursday – 5 miles on the tread. Kept them nice and easy.

Friday – 45 minutes easy, on the treadmill in the evening. I was pretty surprised how crowded the gym was for a Friday evening! When I first got there, I walked into the locker room to drop off a few of my things and was amused as I saw a guy staring at his phone so intently and not looking up at all – walk straight into the womens locker room. Luckily no one was in there (apart from me) when he walked in there and he had the decency to look super embarrassed when he realized what he’d done.

Saturday – LONG RUN DAY! I mentioned this last week, but I’m really loving having long runs back in my routine. I wouldn’t say I’m itching to get back to running 20-milers but 10-15 miles is right in the sweet spot. 🙂 I knew this workout was going to be a challenge but I was excited to see how my legs would handle it. 8 mile warm-up followed by 20 minutes aiming for 7:36 pace. My actual splits were 7:35, 7:35 and 7:36 so RIGHT ON THE MONEY! I definitely felt wiped after it though and my last cool-down mile was nice and slow. Total distance came out to 11.98 miles. Honestly, I would have just run the extra .02 to make it an even 12 but I ended the workout on my watch before I realized. Oh well, I know there are longer runs in my future.

2 Generations Running

Sunday – 40 minutes nice and easy. I ran on the treadmill at the gym, entertaining myself with a couple episodes of The Office before switching over to some core work.

Total Mileage: 40.8

Total Workouts: 2

How was your week? Did you watch any of the football games this weekend?

One thought on “Half Marathon Training Check-In 2

  1. Kim K.

    Hey lady, were you doing your long run Saturday around 11am on Memorial Drive? I saw someone that looked like you (based on your blog pictures) and was going to say hi, but I wasn’t sure! Awesome job with the treadmill workout and long run! I hit a pretty solid 14 miler and couldn’t have been happier to be wearing shorts in January!


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