Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Half way

I am at the half point of my training plan.  This is is going by faster then the first time.
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.

Sat: XT or 3 miles: 8 miles

Sun: 8 miles3 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:
Fri: REST:
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...
This is the shirt I wish I could be wearing:


THE CATS ARE GOING DOWN....and will cry like little kittens....meow, meow



middleagedrunner said...

Excellent job knocking so much time off your long run- that is really impressive!
I can't believe that I'm in the 12 day countdown for my next 1/2. Strange how the time just gets away, isn't it?
You have 3 full marathons planned for this year? Man, you are hardcore woman!
I'm curious to know what new fuel you found that works for you? I know you hated the GU (and I do too) so you'll have to fill me in!

Caroline said...

All half marathons no full

XLMIC said...

Wow! time really is flying by, isn't it? I would agree... you are a nail. Running til you puke certainly fits the bill ;-) You are awesome, Caroline :)

Carrie said...

Excellent time improvement. Thanks for the tip that the Disney 1/2 is sold out - my brother was going to do it with me and I'm guessing he didn't register yet. Hmmm. I love the Beach City series, I think I'll put it on my calendar for next year. Good luck!! See you at Disney :-)

Jenn said...

9 minutes for 8 miles is AWESOME! Great improvement!!

Cry like little kittens-ha ha!!

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

At the half way point for your half marathon training. Half of me thinks you are ready.

Go Kansas! :-)

Anne said...

You are definitely going to rock a huge PR on this second half :)

chris mcpeake said...

Your training is going great. Good job.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am all about the race bling, that right there would make me consider it if I lived in Cali.

8x400!!!! My hamstrings just tightened up thinking about it

Bear Down

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

bahahahahahaha! It all comes down to tomorrow night!! Devils vs. the Cats!! meeeeeooooow!! :)