HM training notes
Thursday, February 20, 2014
As I'm training for my half-marathon which is on April 19, I plan to use "blogging" to keep track of my training - feel free to read along through my training (but, fair warning, it might be kind of boring...)
I ran my first half-marathon last spring. It was a very challenging trail course - but I did it! This spring I was looking forward to traveling to Idaho to run in the Race to Robie Creek trail run hm, but since it's the Saturday before Easter, I had to sadly pass on it this year (no way I can miss being home on Easter with 3 young kids!) So, I've found a closer hm on that same date which is also a trail run. (But, I've already got Robie Creek 2015 on my calendar for next year.)
I am currently in week 4 of Hal Hidgon's training program. Yesterday was supposed to be a 4 mile run, but since I couldn't get in an outdoor run, I compromised with 35 minutes on the elliptical. Today, I did get in my 4 mile run in 38:53 (9:43 pace). Not a great time, but I ran the horse trails around my neighborhood and the terrain is quite varied - and slow going through the sandy parts. (I'm sure the sandy parts are nice for the horses, but not real easy for keeping up a quick pace).
Tomorrow is a rest day, then Saturday will be my longest run of the week - 7 miles.
Feel free to join me in my training - the more the merrier (and motivating, too).