I’m only about two weeks away from my half marathon! Since I dropped down from marathon training, though, I feel extra prepared. And this week I didn’t push myself too much on non-run days. Here’s what I did.
Monday: Yoga day!
Tuesday: My easy runs are usually on Thursdays, but I keep switching it to Tuesday because the weather always seems to be better on Tuesday. This time I did 4 miles in 41:17, so a 10:19 pace. Split paces were – 9:59, 10:31, 11:20, 10:57.
Wednesday: Dance cardio. Not my typical cross training. But like I said, I felt like I could be relatively lazy this week. Plus I had a bad day so the only way I would get off the couch was if I was dancing. Do what you can!
Thursday: Rest day.
Friday: My speed day. 4 miles. I ran 0.75 miles at an easy pace (10:06/mile), then did a few track drills and strides for another 0.25. My workout was 6×400 meters at a 8:44/mile pace, followed by a minute and a half of walking. Finally, I cooled down with an easy 0.75 mile (10:06/mile).
Saturday: 30 minute at-home strength video. I only had 3 and 5 pound weights at home, so I also went to Target to get 8 and 10 pound ones. Maybe eventually I’ll have to go out and get 15 pounders. ;)
Sunday: Long run. 7.1 miles at a 10 minute pace. Splits – 9:50, 10:25, 11:34, 10:
06, 11:04, 11:57, 9:59, 8:49.
How were your runs this week?