That’s me… coming into the finish of my first Half Marathon of 2013. The Tobacco Road Half, in Cary, NC. The date was 3/17, St. Patrick’s Day. Like the shirt? It was exactly two weeks after I ran the Asheville Marathon on 3/3/13. It was a great half for me. I finished in 1:41:10. This race was the first of 9 planned Halves for the year. I am now gearing up for my 5th Half of the year, Tromptown Races, in upstate NY. This past week of training was a success, moving me closer to conquering the 13.1 distance again. Here is how this past week went:
7/22- rest day after 8 miler on Sunday.
7/23- 4 mile hill run to start off the week.
7/24- 3.25 mile pace run in heat of the day. Training in the evening. Race next week is at 5:45 pm.
7/25- 7.25 mile hill run
7/26- 5k speed work run, with one tough hill
7/27- 4 miler, again in the heat of the evening.
7/28- 5.5 mile run, partly with me son at a slower pace, then kicked in into gear to finish out the week.
Total miles for the week 27.1. I am happy with that. For Summer training in the heat, more effort on my breathing is really coming into focus. As well as hydration. I have been feeling really good though. This week? I want to squeeze in an 11 miler, hopefully on Wednesday. Good speed work, and some hill running are planned. That should set me up for a few short runs the following week, leading up to the Thursday night race on August 8th.
Have a great training week!