Pumpkin’s Fargo Half Marathon Training Log: Week 2

Happy Monday! Still getting back into the swing of things with training- it’s a huge shift to go from running whenever I want, which is usually 4 days a week, back up to 6 days! My week started off with an unplanned day off due to postponed flights and fatigue from my impromptu half marathon, but I made up the easy miles on Tuesday and did my first double run day ever! This coming week may have some rearranging as well due to more travel, but I’ll figure that out as the week continues!

Anyway, here’s last week!

Monday 1/23: Supposed to be 4 easy, but ended up not running.

Tuesday 1/24: 4 easy with Kate in the morning (10:37 pace), and my first speed work in AGES after the kids went to bed. 12×400 @ 8:33, 2 min recovery. 1 warm up, 1.2 cool down for a total of 7 miles.

Wednesday 1/25: Rest day

Thursday 1/26: Supposed to be a tempo, but decided to swap my run with Friday’s run. 4 miles easy @ 11:24 on the treadmill.

Friday 1/27: 3 miles tempo @ 9:41, 1.5 warm up, .5 cool down. 5 total miles.

Saturday 1/28: 4 easy outside @ 11:19

Sunday 1/29: Had a busy day and knew I would regret not getting up to do my run right away in the morning, so my miles had to happen after going to dinner at Bdubs with the family. Not recommended, but the run felt surprisingly good. ๐Ÿ™‚ 6 miles easy @ 10:53

Total miles: 30

It was hard to return to gloom and cool weather after being in Austin last week!
This is what Friday nights look like when I’m too tired to get up early.

I'm a college mental health counselor, runner, cyclist, wife, and mom to two strong-willed children. I started running in 2011 after the birth of my last child after years of love-hate relationships with fitness. My favorite distance is the half marathon, but I love the challenge of tackling the marathon. My biggest challenge is the mental aspect of racing, but my greatest strength is I'm stubborn and never give up! I'm a free spirit, an open book, and try to be authentic both in real life as well as in my internet life. Running has given me a place to face my fears, chase goals, and stay humble. Side note: I love cats and coffee and tacos.

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