I had a pretty good week. I am improving on pace and I ran a tempo run outside and it turned out to be easier then doing it on the treadmill. I ran 8 miles for my long run. Last time I did 8 miles was when I trained for my 1st half so it was in January. Saturday I ran my 8 miles 9 minutes faster then I did in January. That makes me feel really good about my training. Also I tried a new fuel and it works for me. So I am optimistic that my second half marathon will be better then my first and not just in terms of time.
Mon: 4 miles: 4 miles
Tue: stretch and strength + XT: 30 min elliptical and 15 min bike. Core workout.
Wed: 3 miles: 3 miles tempo
Thu: Speedwork: tempo 40 min yikes!: Speedwork 7x400m: 5 miles total.
Fri: REST: REST
Sat: XT or 3 miles: 8 miles
Sun: 8 miles: 3 miles
total: 23 miles.
WEEK 7: **Spring Break, I have to change the regular order of my workouts because kids are home, luckily Bill took Mon and Tue off so I was able to run outside!
Mon: 3 miles: 3 miles
Tue: 4.5 miles: 4.5 miles
Wed: stretch and strength + XT:
Thu: Speedwork: 8x400m:
Sat: XT or 3 miles:
Sun: 9 miles:
Disneyland Half Marathon is sold out already. Good thing I signed up early.
Yesterday I got an email about THE BEACH CITIES CHALLENGE.
The Beach Cities Challenge is a race series that includes three Southern California marathons – the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, the Orange County Marathon, and the Long Beach International City Bank Marathon. Runners who complete any combination of half or full marathons in all three events consecutively will receive a special Beach Cities Challenge Medal.
I am already doing the OC and Long Beach one and I had planned on doing Surf City instead of Carlsbad for 2012 so I am in for this Challenge! A fancy medal is nice but I would prefer a discount on registration fees or a technical shirt.
Looking forward to Thursday...
THE CATS ARE GOING DOWN....and will cry like little kittens....meow, meow