This is a day late because I have been spending massive time getting
Miss Bean on Easter!
Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Intermediate Training Plan scheduled these workouts:
What I did follows:
Monday: Stretch and Strengthen
What I did: Went for a lovely stroll with Miss Bean down to the Coffee Shop. She got a nap, I got a coffee!! J
Tuesday: 4 mile "easy" run
What I did: 4 mile "easy" run with the stroller:
I was an exercise queen this day! Walked 1.25 miles with the stroller Ran 4.4 Miles with the stroller then “wogged” (walk/jog) with my friend for 1.25 miles. After all of that I did Zumba!!
Total Time: 40:36 Average Pace 9:13/mile
Wednesday: 40 Minute Tempo Run
What I did: This run was a struggle because I ran at a different time than I normally due and I had NO fuel and I also felt dehydrated a little. It was a battle but I did exactly what the run calls for 10 minutes “easy” 25 minutes “hard” 5 minutes “easy”
My Splits:Mile 1: 9:17 (this felt really easy)
Mile 2: 8:00 (this felt not hard but not easy)
Mile 3: 7:52 (getting harder, wondering why I ran/walked and did Zumba the day before)
Mile 4: 7:46 (Oh my goodness, why me, why is this little hill here, ok keep fighting to finish)
Mile 5: 8:35 (kept the 7:40-50 pace for the first .25 till I hit 25 minutes and then ran “easy”)
Total 5 miles @ 41:32 8:18/mile average pace
Thursday: 3 mile "easy" run + Strength
What I did: 3 miles with stroller + Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred Level 2
I did the Jillian workout before I ran and it made my legs soo heavy. This was an awesome workout though! I also walked 3 miles with a friend later that day. Miss Bean looked Ooo So Cute!!
Run Time: 3 miles at 29:32 Average Pace: 9:50/mile
Friday: Rest Day or easy run
What I did: Walked 3 miles with Miss Bean on the Centennial Trail because it was a pretty nice day J
Couple of photos I took on the trail:
Cute little bunnies on the trail!
Oh and I walked In flip flops too!
I then did some pilates and stretching which felt great!
What I did: 3 stroller miles
This calls for a Rest day because it has a 10k scheduled on Sunday but I didn’t have a 10k so no need to take a rest day. I also ran in my new Lululemon Pace Setter Skirt, love it!!!
The total of my run was 3 miles in 28:05 Avg. Pace 9:21/mile
Sunday: 10-K Race
What I did: 10 mile “long” run
Yippee a FAMILY Run!! Love this!! It was a pretty nice day other than the wind, and of course I picked to run going against the wind on the Centennial Trail! The plan was that we would run 3 together and then my husband would walk back to car and I would finish my additional 7 miles and he would pick me up at that access point to the trail. Later he told me he walked 1 mile and then ran 2 miles back, making his total for running 5 miles J He made me proud!! Hoping it sparked a little desire for him to run longer…hoping!! The run was nice and steady and it felt easy running 9:00 to sub 9/min miles so my last 2 miles I ran at marathon pace. It was awesome!!
Here are my splits:Mile 1: 9:40
Mile 2: 9:55
Mile 3: 9:57
Mile 4: 9:11
Mile 5: 9:02
Mile 6: 8:36
Mile 7: 9:00
Mile 8: 9:02
Mile 9: 8:12
Mile 10: 8:07
Total Miles 10 in 1:30:47 Average Pace 9:04/mile
Total Weekly Mileage: 25 running miles 10 walking miles
This upcoming Sunday I have a 5 mile race in hopes to get a better seeding for Bloomsday. I've been avoiding thinking about it because I know I'm going to have to push myself HARD but I know I WILL give it my BEST effort!!
After All my blogs called: Fight HARD, Finish the Race!!