If you would like to follow my other weeks of training, they can be found on my Workouts page. I break my half marathon training down by week to make it easier to follow.
This week really ramped it up! I did most of my runs on the treadmill at the gym because it has rained nearly everyday after work and the heat is still pretty killer. I am finally watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer on Netflix. Not sure why I missed this show when it originally aired because I am in the target demographic for it (female and was in High School when it originally aired.)
As I mentioned in my first post, I am following this plan by Nike Coach Magness. It is a plan designed to get you a PR. After running two Half Marathons last year and spending the summer experimenting with speeding up, I am ready to concentrate more on time rather than just finishing.
So how did I do versus the plan?
Total Plan Miles: 36
Total Actual Miles: 29.82
Strength Training: 1
Cross Training: 0
I did pretty well based on the plan minus the missed long run. I planned on running six miles after my 5K on Saturday but decided against it. This early in my training, missing one long run is not much of an issue.
Things I learned:
- It can take some time to get back into higher mileage
- I need to spend more time stretching
- Running on a treadmill can be kind of a drag but watching TV on your phone makes it much better
Next week I would like to concentrate on getting my long run done and doing more strength training.