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Week 8 - Half Marathon Training


Monday, February 11, 2013

A couple days late updating my Half Marathon workouts.

Saturday's assignment was to do 8 miles. I had the goal to do it in 2:28:00. I was able to do it in 2:25:08

At the moment I'm afraid to push it on my long distance days. I don't know how much gas I have in this tank. I'm hoping in the next 3 months I'll be able to work on trimming down the time.

The 8 miles was hard. My left foot started hurting a little towards the end but I felt great once I was done!

Next week's assignment is to do 6 miles Brisk. That will be a time to try to pick up some speed. I've been doing my workouts on the treadmill but think I might try the 6 miles outdoors. I'm sure it will impact my time but I'm a "hand holder" I keep grabbing onto the side rails.

I'm setting the goal to do the 6 miles in 1:40:00. By the end of it I might not be able to walk up the hill to my house!

I'm grateful for my Biggest Loser group! We have a challenge to increase cardio and ST each day. Because of the challenge after doing the 8 miles I went to the gym and did 10 min warm-up on the elliptical followed by some Strength Training. YAY ME!

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GODIVADSG 2/13/2013 12:09PM

    Remember your long runs should be slow!! Don't worry about time... slow and steady wins the race... You can do it! emoticon emoticon Outdoors is totally different in a good kind of way. Enjoy the journey... you are amazing!

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CARRIE1948 2/11/2013 3:42PM

    I think doing the training outdoors will add a new dimension

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FRUITYFUL 2/11/2013 2:57PM

    Your 1/2 marathon training is so inspirational! I don't know if I could do what you're doing. I once joined a marathon training group to prepare to run the Helvetia Half Marathon and the Portland Marathon, and once we got to the 11 mile training run, I injured my hip. After that, I decided running was not for me.

So, good for you for doing this training! Keep up the good work!

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