3M Half Training: Week 3

This week I was determined to get back on track with  my training. I knew with the holiday it could be tough, but I also knew I’d have a chance to get many outdoor runs in rather than spending some time on my old friend the treadmill. I did pretty well, my mileage was higher than last week, but my week days runs are still pretty weak. I need to be getting some more mileage in. I also made it a point to possibly follow the Runner’s World Run Streak, running one mile every day between Thanksgiving and New Years.

I started that streak with the Hinckley Turkey Burner 5k, recap to follow soon. Spoiler: It’s hilly.

The rest of the week was pretty easy, did some miles out in the real country and even bribed Darren to join me for a run. We only ran a mile, but it was cold, and windy and I’m proud of him for sticking it out. Every run was pretty low key. I designated Sunday as my “long run” but I wasn’t sure how far I’d run with 3 miles being my top mileage so far. I’m also struggling with figuring out how long a long run is when training for a half. I’ve run 8 half marathons, I should know this. But it’s weird not going out with 14-16 miles in mind. I was able to manage 5.5, I was realy cold and knew I should have waited until the sun came out to run. I get nervous with the winter months that I’ll get too cold and numb and actually cause some damage to my toes or fingers. I miss those 80 degree days…


Tuesday: 2 Miles


Thursday: 3 Miles Turkey Burner 5k

Friday: 2 Miles

Saturday: 1 Mile

Sunday: 5.5 Miles

Total Miles: 13.5 Miles

Overall, not a bad week. This next week I’ll get a chance to catch up on the miles and work off some of that Turkey. I decided to sign up for the Tour de Ashland Half Marathon to force myself to get in a long run. It looks brutal, but I won’t be running for time. Plus proceeds go to the Ashland Cross Country team. I think I can handle a few hills to help out the team.

One thought on “3M Half Training: Week 3

  1. cisforcourtney says:

    nice work. building back up long runs is always so weird. “i’ve run this before but can only run this right now”. i am WITH you on being freaked by cold weather when it comes to fingers & toes. my feet do really well with the point6 socks, but i haven’t figured out my fingers yet.

    uhm, that 1/2 looks crazy hilly!!!

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