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Hello taper week!  I can’t believe in less than a week I’ll be running my 10th(ish) half marathon!  Seriously, I have no idea how many half marathons I’ve run, which is really kinda sad actually.  I know I’ve run:

6 GO! St. Louis Half Marathons
2 Lewis + Clark Half Marathons (which sadly doesn’t exist anymore – or can be considered MO’Cowbell now)
1 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

So, I do think this probably will be my 10th half marathon.  I now I pledge to keep better track of how many races I’ve done at each distance…

This past week was another step backwards, and it sort of helped me look deeper into my training.  It seems as though I have 2 really, really good weeks, and then a week where I just can’t get my stuff together.  I know once this half is over and before I begin training for Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago again, I’m going to be looking at what needs to change in order to really train well for my next race.  Not that I haven’t trained well for this one – I got almost all my important workouts in – but so that I can be more consistent in my training and get ALL the important workouts in with giving my body enough recovery in order to stay injury free and healthy.

The Concrete Runner - Training Week 13

Monday:  45 minute easy run (5.67 miles @ 7:56/mile)


Tuesday:  2 x 200 + 2 x 400 + 3 x 1000 w/ active recovery between each (4.91 miles @ 8:11/mile)


Wednesday:  30 minute easy run (3.55 miles @ 8:27/mile)


Thursday:  OFF – thanks to the stomach flu

Friday:  1 mile run with the track kiddos

Saturday:  75 minute long run w/ fast finish (9.24 miles @ 8:08/mile)


Sunday:  OFF

Total:  24.37 miles

Total miles for March:  113.97 miles

Total miles for 2016:  316.52 miles

I’m looking forward to some easy runs this week, but I’m really looking forward to Sunday morning and stepping up to the starting line for my 10th half marathon!