I don’t know how those of you who run half marathons and marathons all the time do it…
I ran my longest run in a year and a half Saturday morning. It was only 9 miles, but it was definitely not my favorite run all week. Don’t get me wrong. It was not a bad run at all. In fact, it was actually my fastest run all week and I felt pretty fabulous the entire run. But, marathoner, I am not. I am actually contemplating not running more than a 10 mile run (which I’m slated to do this coming weekend) before the half marathon. And then I remember I decided to do that before my first postpartum half marathon after having MacKenna and how torturous those last 3.1 miles were.
So, I will be cursing my way through my next 3 long runs. I’m starting to rethink doing the half marathon in October, but then I remember that I already signed up to run GO! St. Louis in April, so I might as well just go ahead and run a half in the fall too. Plus, I know that once I get these first few long runs under my belt, the other ones won’t be nearly as bad.
Monday: 400m warm-up run
Run 400m (1:43)
Run 800m (3:10)
Run 1200m (5:06)
Run 1600 (7:23)
Pullups (asst.) 25x
Run 200m (9:40)
Tuesday: 4 mile easy run (8:08 pace)
SDHP 20x, 25#
Wednesday: 3 mile easy run (8:06 pace)
Thursday: 1 mile run (7:35)
Front Squats 8-5-3-5-8x, 65#
Friday: 5 minute warm-up, 20 x 20s leg speed w/ 1 minute recoveries, 5 minute cool down (4.5 miles total @ 8:07 pace)
Saturday: 9 mile long run (8:04 pace)
Total: 25.5 miles
Have a great week!