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I'm back after a summer of maintanence, but now it is time to begin again


Friday, August 09, 2013

I have been running all summer...HRM training. Now, it is time to get back to training. We are running the half marathon at the Maine Marathon at the beginning of October.

I am using the same plan as last year for half training - it has worked well in the past, however we are starting training almost 1 month earlier than normal. Florida is HOT and HUMID at 5:30AM when I run...so I am sure that will affect my paces, but I will push to get to those paces.

Next week has 3 key runs along with cross training at least 2 other days. I am planning on walking the other 2 days and also biking. I need to get my strength training and flexibility training in too.

Week 1: 20 minute warm-up + 4x400 @2:10 + 10 minute cool-down
10 minute warm-up + 3 mile tempo @ 9:39
6 miles @ 10:24

With the heat and humidity my paces could be slower by 2 minutes/mile.
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4EVERADONEGIRL 8/13/2013 7:40PM

    Back at it full force - WooHoo!!! Enjoy your training!

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CRZYRUNRGRL 8/12/2013 7:56PM

    You are gonna do great!

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FUNFROG79 8/12/2013 10:23AM

    Love Maine! Your training sounds right on the mark!

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LJR4HEALTH 8/10/2013 6:53PM

    This heat 7 humidity is taking a toll on everyone Good luck with your training

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/9/2013 4:32PM

    Good job.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 8/9/2013 2:16PM

    Do you have a target finish time?

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NINJALINDA 8/9/2013 2:08PM

    I think you will enjoy Main in October...as long as it doesn't SNOW emoticon . Maine is beautiful. Have you ever been?

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MBSHAZZER 8/9/2013 1:09PM

    Mary, the weather in Maine in October will feel blissful! You and Mark will do GREAT!

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