We’re halfway through our half- training plan!
I had an epic run today – our running group was scheduled to do 8 miles today (12.9km) – and I ran home from the end of the run too – giving me a total of 15.2km (9.4 miles) in 1:36:04 at 6:19/km pace. Plus of course I ran to the meet point (another 1.4 miles/2.4km) as well but didn’t have my Garmin…. so in fact I ran nearly 11 miles (nearly 18km). Remind me, how long is a half marathon again? 🙂
Needless to say I really felt it in my legs, and that’s the whole point of the long runs I guess. I feel that I have the aerobic fitness to run a half marathon but whether my legs can survive is the question. Main aches were in my (previously injured) right ankle, both thighs, and I got a small blister on one of my toes. Could be worse. I was amused to see Garmin tell me I had burned 943 calories on the run – that’s nearly half my supposed daily intake! Mmmmm excuse to eat food.
The weather today was perfect – overcast and a bit cold – and so the Minuteman trail was basically empty. Check out how the hill on this run works: uphill on the way out, and downhill on the way back. The way things should be.
Rest of the week
Because of the 5 mile race last week I only ran on Tuesday and Thursday – 6.77km (4 miles) each. Both runs were with Helen and we did each in just under 42 mins (for a pace of about 6:10/km).
Next week I’m working so I’m anticipating it’s going to be hard to fit things in. I have to do 3 miles on Tuesday and Thursday, 5 miles on Wednesday and 9 miles on Saturday. We’ll see. There may have to be treadmill action which will make me sad.
PS very excited about the Boston Marathon on Monday but sadly I won’t be able to watch it in person or even live on the TV because I’ll be at work. Grr 😦