Sunday, September 25, 2011

Half Marathon Training: Week 9 Complete

Last week's workouts:
Sun: Rest
Mon: 3 mi easy run
Tues: Yoga Power Yoga 4 podcast (40 min)
Wed: 3 mi easy run
Thurs: 2 mi intervals Eh, didn't really do intervals, just did the 2 miles at a fast speed. Having a running watch would probably make intervals and speed work easier.
Fri: Yoga Rest
Sat: 8 mi easy

My friend Jen joined me for the first part of my run on Saturday. Another bonus to having a running partner is that it encourages me to get up and hit the road earlier than I normally would. Jen had to be at work at 8:30 so she needed to meet at 6:30. It felt great to be done with my run by 8:00 before the trail got busy! My legs felt strong through my whole run and the cooler temps made a huge difference. I finished in exactly 1.5 hours, so that put me at about an 11:15 pace. Not bad! I treated myself to a Starbucks latte since it wasn't unbearably hot. Yay fall!

This week's plans:
Sun: Yoga for Runners podcast (25 min)
Mon: 3 mi easy + Power Yoga class
Tues: Easy bike ride
Wed: 3 mi
Thurs: 3 mi
Fri: Rest
Sat: 9 mi easy

I have decided that instead of the half marathon I was planning on for the first weekend in November, I am going to do a new race at the end of October instead. I think this will work better for me because it will give me an extra couple of weeks to get ready for the White Rock half marathon.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy week!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Getting a run done first thing is a great feeling!! Glad you got to have a running partner too. :)