Columbus Half Marathon Training: Week Two

Another week down, and another week closer to some fall racing! Here’s a look at last week’s training.

Monday: Twin Sizzler 5k

Tuesday: 0

Wednesday: 0

Thursday: 4.3 Miles

Friday: 0

Saturday: 7 Miles + Abs, Hips & Arms

Sunday: 3 Miles + Abs, Hips & Arms

Total Miles: 17.4 Miles

I started the the week with the annual Twin Sizzler 5k on Monday. Fresh off our mini vacation to Texas, we were welcomed by cooler weather in the 60’s. I actually didn’t end up racing this, but instead, we ran as a group and took it really easy. Surprisingly it was the first time I didn’t feel miserable running this course, the same course used for all Medina 5k’s.

Coming into the finish line.

Coming into the finish line.

Thursday night I met up with Second Sole for the Pub Run with New Balance. The New Balance sales rep had us test out some shoes, and I ended up taking the Vazee Pace v2 out for a test run. The shoes were pretty comfortable, but at this time I have way too many shoes in my closet. We ran from the store to Roscoe Ewing Park and back to the store again. We finished up with some food and drinks at P.J. Marley’s and watched some of the Olympic Trials.

Looks pretty, but hot as can be!

Looks pretty, but hot as can be!

Saturday I headed out for my long run. I ran out on some back roads and into some developments I had never run through before. I felt pretty good most of the time, but I struggled around mile 4 when I didn’t have any fuel.  But by the time I got to mile 5.5 I felt good, and I finished up strong with a 9:30 average pace.

Always a half mile away from a farm

Always a half mile away from a farm

I finished up the weekend with a recovery run on the trail near our house. I convinced Darren to join me, so while I ran, he ended up biking between 8-9 miles. I felt pretty rough, mostly because I ate a large lunch not too long before lunch. But I still managed to get my miles in and finished up the week with a strong outlook.

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