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Half Marathon Training Week Seven (7/25/2010) Easy 3 miles

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Ya, I can run faster but I choose to ~TRAIN TO RACE NOT RACE TO TRAIN~

Today's stats:

Bright sunshine
78 degrees
69% humidity
wind calm
67F dewpoint

Easy 3 mile recovery run
@ 13:29

3 miles
13: 10ap
Time 39:30
228 calories burned
150 av bpm HR

1) 13:22 (159)
2) 12:57 (145)
3) 13:13 (145)

Shoe mileage: 319 miles

Today was an easy recovery run after the grueling hard 7 mile race yesterday. I usually don't feel any moans or groans in my legs after long runs or 5k races, but I feel a few today but just the normal ones and no hot spots. I needed this run this morning and it helped work out some kinks. It felt so easy and fun. yesterday's race was essentially my long run this week even though it was harder than what I would usually do but it will work. I had approval from my trainer and I added a few more miles with my warm up and cool down to make it 9 miles yesterday.

This week is cutback week with 4 easy miles Tuesday, perhaps some speedwork Thursday at the track, another easy 4 miles run Friday and a 4 mile long run Sunday. After that, it picks up again of course. i will also keep up with my ST that I have started again.

Until Tuesday...


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    wow, 5 runs each week?! i do 3 and plan on adding in a 4th of some speed work soon. you are definitely going to be ready for that race!
    3938 days ago
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    Laurie - you ROCK!!! I can't wait to read your 13.1 report. (I wish I was there to run it with you).
    3939 days ago
    Glad to see you are getting into the 13s for these runs. No need to run them faster than that. Those splits look great.

    And btw, I was thinking about you and the bix all day yesterday, about how we had talked about running it. While I would love to run a race with you, I just kept telling myself that it wasn't the right distance for me, especially with those hills. I do still really want to find a Nickel in Iowa that I can run with you.
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    3939 days ago
    Love your blog. Yay you on the half marathon!!
    3939 days ago
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