Half Marathon Training - Week 5

Monday, November 01, 2010

Here are my original goals for week 4 and where I ended up is in ( ):

Week 5 Goals (Oct 25-Oct 31)
RUN 15 miles total (19.8 miles total, 6 miles of it was walking)

Mon - Yoga / 2.73 mile run
(90 min Yoga class and then 1 mile)

Tue – Yoga / run 3 miles
(60 min Yoga class and 2 miles)

Wed – YogaWorks class – 2 mile walk with Rex or GYM with Jeff
(1 mile)

Thur – Run 7 miles – long run for the week
(Sprint 1.5 miles then 2 mile easy)

Fri – OFF
(1 mile easy)

Sat - Gym workout / run 2 miles
(7 mile long run then 2 mile easy walk)

Sun – Run 3 miles 3 Beers Race at Central Park!
(With Rex - so only ran 1.3 miles then another 1 mile easy)

Evaluation of my 5th week: This was a pretty good week for me. There were a few more hurdles that got in the way of my workouts - but I still got in the long run and a few other good workouts. I didn't get any gym workouts in - but feel positive about getting a 7 mile run off our plate!

I went to Yoga in the beginning of the week and ran at lunch one day. I was so completely exhausted at the one mile mark and was starting to worry. I looked down at my watch and realized I just completed it in a tad over 7 minutes. Completely crazy! I pace normally at 10 minutes so this was super fast for me!

We moved our long run to Saturday. We got a good nights rest, got up and ate some protein and hydrated. I felt VERY ready for it and my legs were fully recovered from the distance the previous week. Jeff unfortunately did not eat breakfast - or anything more than a few bites of my eggs. Needless to say - we only ran 6 of the 7 miles because he was a little drained of energy. Luckily he brought a few Shot Block Energy gummies and was revved up for a stronger finish. Overall it was a really good run and our pace was still on track to finish the upcoming half in my goal time. The other positive note - was that I came home and ended up walking 2 more miles with Rex - which I think REALLY helped ease the muscle soreness. Compared to last week - I felt 100% recovered by Sunday morning this time as opposed to muscle soreness that held me back for 3 days last week..

Halloween brought us our FUN 3 miles 3 beer race Holby organizes for us. It is always a lot of fun - but because I bring Rexxy and run his pace and energy level - I don't partake in more than a mile or so. This is such a fun event for everyone and this year the costumes did not disappoint. Men in tutu's, Dogs with capes, devils and more!

Week 6 Goals (Nov 1- Nov 7) I am not sure how to incorporate my 8 mile run in and get a good time on my race on Sunday. ADVICE PLEASE!
RUN 20 miles total

Mon -Track workout. Sprints and run the stairs twice
Tue – Yoga / run 2 miles
Wed – Spin Class at gym / Upper body weights – 2 mile walk with Rex
Thur – Run 8 mile long run - may move to weekend but 5K race is SUNDAY!
Fri – OFF
Sat - Gym workout / run 2 miles easy pace
Sun – Santa Clarita 5K Race - goal sub 30 time!
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