Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Training, week 10

Week 10 of training for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon and the ORRRC Half Marathon are done. That means training will really be ramping up for Cleveland! I looked at the rest of my training schedule last night and there are less weeks to go than weeks already completed. Time is FLYING! (I know, I think I say that every week!)

Last week, we had fantastic training weather! I was glad that my schedule didn't call for much of a cut-back on miles so I could take full advantage of the unseasonably warm March.

Tuesday I decided to try a run in the warm afternoon sun. It gave me a little reminder of how hard it is to run in the heat. I believe it was 80*F and sunny! By the way, thank you everyone for your tips on dailymile and twitter on what brand of sunscreen you use when you run. I have some different choices to try out!

Friday was my final run before the half marathon and I added strides to my run for the first time. Why did I wait so long?!?! That was FUN! When I saw that my Garmin clocked a 5:41mm for my fastest pace, I was positively giddy! In the past, I have gotten my pace into the low 6:00s, but never as low as 5! I'm sure I hit the 5:41mm for a second or maybe two, but just the fact that I could push my body to that speed amazed me! I will certainly be adding strides into future workouts!

Proof! (upper right hand corner)

Sunday's half marathon was a lot of fun. I won't bore you with all the details again here, you can read my race recap for that!

Week 10 stats:

Monday: 6.11 miles (mile repeats)
Tuesday: 9.01 miles
Wednesday: 3.21 miles
Thursday: Rest day
Friday: 4.01 miles with 3 strides and one HMP mile
Saturday: Rest day (from running!)
Sunday: 13.1 miles (ORRRC Half Marathon Recap)

Total for week 10 of marathon training: 35.51 miles

Hope you all had a great week training! Anybody else race this weekend? How did it go?

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