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?