Sunday, March 23, 2014

Hippie Chick Half Training Week 1


Monday: Run 2.5 miles (12:34 pace)
Plan: 2 - 3 miles easy (13:00) / about 30 minutes
Actual: Holy consistency, batman! 12:32, 12:35, 12:33. My main goal was to not take any walking breaks, no matter how slow I had to run to make that happen, but I was pleasantly surprised at how not-that-slow that ended up being! Fabulous start to a training cycle. :)

Tuesday: Run 5.0 miles (12:39 overall, 12:18 tempo)
Plan: 5 miles, with 3 at tempo (11:55)
Actual: Warm up - 13:23. Tempo - 12:13, 12:43, 11:59. Cool down - 12:57. Oops, guess I used up all my consistency on Monday. This basically went how I expected. It didn't help that the middle tempo mile had more hills than I'm used to lately, but I'm also just not used to this distance and effort lately (looking back at my mileage spreadsheets, apparently I haven't exceeded 4 miles since early December).

Friday: Run 2.1 miles (12:33 pace)
Plan: 2 - 3 miles easy (13:00) / about 30 minutes
Actual: Felt good. :)

Sunday: Run 5.75 miles (13:14 pace)
Plan: 6 miles long (13:30)
Actual: 12:21, 13:42, 13:50, 14:13, 13:14, 11:43. First of all, I learned that avoiding hills for three months (possible when running from work, not so much from home) = hills seem incredibly hard. Also I had my first fall during a run - tripped on a crack in the sidewalk and fell straight  forward, scrapping up both palms, particularly my right hand.

Total running:  15.35 miles

Pretty proud of this mileage considering I also worked 58 hours! 

Next week's plan

Monday: 2 - 3 miles easy (13:00)
Tuesday: 4 miles with 2 x 1600 at 11:15
Wednesday: Yoga class
Thursday: 2 - 3 miles easy (13:00)
Sunday: 7 - 8 miles long (13:30)

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