This week I changed my training a little bit to my plan due to the half marathon I ran on Sunday. Each marathon training cycle I plan a test half marathon 4 weeks prior to the marathon. This helps me to see my progress and also provides me with a confidence boost for the marathon.
|Plan||Rest||5 m run||5 m run||5 m run||Rest||12 m run||8 m run|
||5 m run||Rest
||3.5 m run||Rest
||Rest||13.2 m run
Rest! Love it!
5 miles in 50 min (10:00 pace)
Easy run on the treadmill. This time my boyfriend used his stationary bike while I was running and it was so nice to have company! We talked about our day and the time just flew by. I hope he will do that more often.
3.5 miles in 31:28 (9:32 pace)
Easy run during lunch. On purpose I cut my run short since I had the half marathon on Sunday.
13.21 miles in 1:58(8:56 pace)
I ran the Applecrest Half marathon in Hampton, NH and loved it! You can read more about the race HERE.
Planned 27-35-> Actual: 21.7
- Body: really good! No soreness or pain! And my legs were fine even though I ran a 20 miler the week before.
- Mind: motivated and great!
Long Run Fuel: 13.2 miles cloudy and 60′s
The night before: Crab roll
Before run: apple sauce
mile 5: 1 sport bean
drink: blue Gatorade 15 oz
-> my arms started to cramp up a little at around mile 10, but other than that I felt really good!
I felt good and strong during the half marathon. I can believe I ran my highest weekly mileage the week before. I never felt that strong and have high hopes for the Wineglass Marathon!!
25 days until marathon #3!