Sunday, September 18, 2011

Half Marathon Training: Week 8 Complete

Last week's workouts:

Sun: 7 miles easy
Mon: Rest Power Yoga class (1 hr)
Tues: 3 2.05 mi easy
Wed: Yoga 2.4 mi easy
Thurs: 3 mi easy Yoga for Runners podcast (25 min)
Fri: 3 mi easy Fine, 2.9 but I feel bad doing all these strike-throughs.
Sat: Oktoberfest 5K! 26:17! A new PR, I am still surprised that I managed to knock 2.5 minutes off my previous PR!

So last week I didn't stick to my plan that well, but at least it ended on a good note! Saturday's race was so fun, I have done the Oktoberfest 5K for the last 3 years. This year a group of our friends decided to join us. Two of them are training for the White Rock half marathon in December (and doing awesome!) and we decided it would be a healthy way for us to kick off the weekend. Even Michael ran, his first 5K since high school. He did very well, finishing in 32:09.
Afterwards, there is a great party with beer and lots of food. This year was soft pretzels, pizza and croissants. A great post-race meal if you ask me! And of course we came back to Oktoberfest for more fun later in the day.

This week's plans:
Sun: Rest
Mon: 3 mi easy run
Tues: Yoga
Wed: 3 mi easy run
Thurs: 2 mi intervals
Fri: Yoga
Sat: 8 mi easy

I'm also hoping to fit in a strength training session at least one of those days.

Have a happy and healthy week!


aria said...

I know why you PR'd - the FREE GERMAN BEER at the end of the race! :)

Rebecca said...

Hahaha, I was afraid they would run out! What a great motivation. :)