Monday, July 6, 2015

FT Flat Half Training Week 8


Monday: Ballet class (75 min) + easy run 2.0 miles (12:55 pace)

Wednesday: Ballet class (75 min)

Thursday: Play short round of disc golf (45 min) + swim 1,000 yards + run 2.15 miles (12:06 pace) - easy-ish with some strides

Saturday: FT Flat half marathon - new PR!

Sunday: Easy run 2.0 miles (13:40 pace)

Total swimming: 1,000 yards
Total running: 19.25 miles

And now, it's time for marathon training! I'll do a post or two about it this week, but I'm going to do a slightly modified version of the Hansons beginner training plan.

I'm trying to occasionally fit in a bike or swim, but I still haven't decided if I'm going to actually do a tri this year. I definitely want to prioritize the marathon, so I don't know if it's worth trying to cram in enough other training for a tri.


  1. Ballet class is something I don't see everyday on workout logs :) I bet that is really great building flexibility. Congrats on the PR!! That's awesome to have that confidence going into marathon training.

    1. The ballet class is fun, and yes I think it's also great cross training for running! I particularly find value in the plie/releve/pointing (which comprises a lot of the time, at the "absolute beginner" (that's in the name of the class!) level, developing the basic skills), as almost all of the running quasi-injuries/issues I've had relate to the ankle and foot, so developing the arch strength and ankle flexibility I think will be very useful to me.

      Thanks! Definitely glad to have a solid PR to set a good goal for the marathon, for sure.


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