HOF Half Marathon Training: Week Eleven

We’re now in the home stretch of the training cycle, and I finally got out of the rut I was in, well most of it anyway. This week was fairly uneventful, and luckily I was able to spend some much needed time away from our recovering cat and catching up with friends and family.

Monday- 0

Tuesday-6 Miles, 1 Mile w/u, 3×1600 w/400 recovery, 1.25 Mile c/d

Wednesday- 0

Thursday- 2 Miles

Friday- 0

Saturday- 11 Miles

Sunday- 0 Miles

Total Miles-19 Miles

Not quite the total mileage I wanted, but I felt great after every run. Tuesday I decided to switch things up a bit and ran mile repeats instead of 800’s. I forgot how much I love the mile, and plan on testing my limits with that distance this summer.

Thursday I got home late so I was limited on time before dinner, but I powered through 2 miles and negative split every 800. Even when runs are short, I try to make them hard.

Saturday I picked sleep over a 6:30am group run, and I didn’t regret it. Instead I ran at 11am and despite the brutal wind, I felt pretty good. Between the inlet, the marsh and the trails, I covered all of Buckeye Woods and by mile 9.5 I could tell I was ready to be done.

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Another week done, another week closer to race day. I have one more long run before I cut back on mileage. And honestly, I’m ready for this training cycle to be over. It’s been a weird one for sure. Spring training cycles usually suffer because of the the weather and lack of motivation due to the weather. But this cycle, I did great on all my long runs, it was really the weekday runs that suffered. Hopefully now that the weather is warming up, I can change that.

And if you’re keeping track of mileage, that’s 82 miles for March (my highest March mileage ever) and 222 so far for 2015. Idealy I’d like to hit at least 90 for April, if not more. Fingers crossed!

 

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