This week started out a little rough since I did not get up on Monday morning. I had to do my run in the evening and that meant that it happened around 8:30pm. I completely recovered and had a solid week.
Here's what I wrote Coach Chris and some more reflections. My overall goal is to #runhappy and I believe that I'm almost all set for a sub 2 hour half marathon. I am confident that if things go even close to plan I will have a new Personal Record. Currently my PR is 2:18:20. My last half marathon in Bird-in-Hand two weeks ago I ran a 2:20. I used walk breaks for this last half marathon and I will do this in the Hershey Half Marathon as well.
My week went very well. It started out a little rough with needing to get my Monday run in fairly late at night, but I got it done. I went to spin on Tuesday. I ran on Wednesday. I didn’t get up for spin on Thursday. Took Friday completely off. Saturday, today, I did my long run of 15 miles.
Details for Monday:
Ran 3.29 mi in 29:48. Used 4:1 ratio. Each mile I ran faster than the last. 9:25, 9:03 and 8:40. This was in the evening. Specific details here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/376956184
Details for Wednesday:
Ran 4.24 mi in 42:24. Used 4:1 ratio. Ran with a friend in the AM. Average pace 10:01. Specific details: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/377851182
Details for Saturday (today):
Ran 15.10 mi in 3:00:31. Used 2:1 ratio. Tried to keep it at a pace of 12:00/mile average. My actual average was 11:57 min/mi. I very much held myself back. The image of a caged bird came to mind J. It was awesome to be able to go beyond the race distance and still feel wonderful. I seriously feel as good or even better than then I did after the 11 mile run that I talked about on the podcast. Run/walk/run is working wonders! All the details you would ever want to know are here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/378962346
I look forward to running my 12 X 800’s next week. Are there any modifications? Do you need me to do another Magic Mile?