Sunday, March 22, 2015

Hop Hop Half Training Week 6


Monday: Easy run 2.4 miles (12:42 pace)

Tuesday: Treadmill run 3.0 miles (12:45 pace) - easy-ish steady pace with random incline

Wednesday: Tempo run 4.35 miles (11:27 pace)

Goal: 4 - 5 miles @ HMGP = <11:30
Actual: 11:25, 11:21, 11:31, 11:25, 11:40

I even chose a hillier route for this run! Felt pretty goodl

Thursday: Run 3.0 miles (11:12 pace) with coworkers + easy run 2.10 miles (13:06 pace) + 1:05 plank + 1:05 wall sit

I meant to do an easy run, but Jessie (fast coworker I've run with a couple times) was about to head out for a run when I was walking into the bathroom to change, and invited me along. She's great about slowing down to my pace (which is still fast relative to me, but 11:xx is typical of what we do when I go with her), but I'm afraid we may have inadvertently hazed our tax intern who also ran with us. Apparently she just started running this tax season! She was clearly working harder to keep the pace than I was (and I was working harder than Jessie), but kept up just fine. I definitely couldn't have done that when I was a new runner!

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: Easy run 3.4 miles (12:46 pace) + tennis (25 minutes)

Sunday: Long run 11.1 miles (13:10 pace)

Goal: 11 - 12 miles <13:00
1 - 4: 12:42, 12:56, 13:00, 12:55
5 - 8: 13:02, 13:37, 13:39, 13:05
9 - 11.1: 13:04, 13:51, 13:01, 12:40

Oy. Why did that feel so hard?! Too many miles this week, too many fast miles this week, playing tennis yesterday, the couple drinks I had last night? I'm surprised I ended up only that far over 13:00, but may of my other long runs went so much better at a relatively faster pace. 

Total running: 29.35 miles

Skipped weights this week to preserve some sanity. Now onto taper! Two weeks til the half marathon, and three and a half weeks left of tax season.

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