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!