Sunday, March 25, 2012
Week five of my half marathon training plan is now complete! Today I did a 7.1 mile route jogging and walking and came in at 1:30:59, so about 12:40 min miles on average. I walked a lot on the first mile to warm up so that one took me 13:30 but from then on it was closer to 12:30, and for mile three I came in at 11:58. I'm a turtle, that's for sure, but I'm doing it! I had a really bad winter as far as exercise goes and thus I've only been seriously training for 3-4 weeks so I feel pretty good about where I'm at.
Then I went out for two bike rides actually. I've laid out the courses for the rest of my half-marathon training plan, but I still have to mark the miles accurately on about four of the routes and I do that by using my bike computer. So today I marked out the 8 and 9 mile routes but since there are some overlapping sections I only ended up having to put in 13 miles on the bike to get that done. I've been having fun doing this by the way, as it's afforded me the opportunity to working on various climbing techniques and sprints and such as I'm totally unconcerned about my overall average speed. And then sometimes I've just coasted around, enjoyed the day, and let myself feel like a kid on my bike!
Oh it's been a great day! Worshiped Jesus with my good friends at church, had a great jog/walk and prayer time, had a great couple of little bike rides, a couple of meetings in between all of that, and to top it off--a glorious day outside! Thanks so much for your grace, Lord!
Hope you had a good one too!