Here's the update I sent my Galloway e-coach Chris and then my reflections.
Chris, Here's my update for week 10. I skipped the cross training this week, but nailed all of my running workouts.Tuesday: I ran my magic mile at 7:54. This was my best mile time since High School. The data for this magic mile is: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/374773766
Reflections: This week was by far the best I've ever done the week after a half-marathon. I can't believe that I ran a mile at less than an 8 minute pace. I struggle with believing in myself. I think that my mind has held me back lately. I am trying to blast through this. My pace work today helped me with this. Also I'm visualizing getting a sub-2 hour half marathon. It was really cool with my 800 repeats today because each time I cross the "finish line" I visualized that I needed to finish strong in order to achieve my goal.
By the way, my overall goal for my running is that I can #runhappy and that I will be able to run until I'm 100 years old. I know that I'm going to give it my best shot to get under 2 hours, but I won't allow that goal to be completely the focus of all my attention. I realized today why pace work is not included in most (if not all) beginning training. It's super hard work!
It was a good week. Next week I have a 15 mile training run. Yes, I'm doing 15 miles in preparation for a half-marathon. The following week I have 12 x 800's and then I'll be doing a 17 mile training run. If you want to learn more about the run/walk/run training program that I'm using feel free to go to Jeff Galloway's website: http://jeffgalloway.com/training/index.html