Monday, February 27, 2012

Half Marathon Training Week 2 - 2/20 - 2/26

Time flies when you're having fun.  Can't believe I'm already 2 weeks into this.  I had to condense the week into 4 days since I was heading out of town for the weekend, so all of my rest days were stuck at the end. Made for a bit of a hard week.

This week started with a not so great run.  I'm still learning what works for pre-run snacks and what doesn't.  Monday I learned that no matter how good they taste, peanut butter on eggo waffles do not work.  About a mile into what was supposed to be a 4 mile run, I felt incredibly sick and had to turn around way sooner than I wanted to.  Tuesday was a hill day, so I headed out to tackle the "hill of death" behind the house 3 times, topped off with half a lap of the neighborhood.  I hate the torture of the hills, but I have to say, I think they're paying off.  Wednesday,  ordinarily a rest day, turned into long run day.  I tried out a new route because I wasn't in the mood to run repeated loops; ventured out onto the main road and then into a new neighborhood.  Don't know if I'll do it again - the evening traffic was kind of heavy and it didn't feel all that safe out there.   Thursday I was supposed to run tempo intervals, but after the hard, consecutive days leading up to Thursday, I just did 4 easy recovery miles.  And that was the end of my scheduled runs for the week, because Friday I was off to Girls Weekend!!!

I took running clothes with me on the trip, but didn't know if I'd actually do any running.  But my two friends who are doing the Couch to 5k program were going to go run.  And I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to run with 2 of my best friends!  Never mind the fact that it was only about 25 degrees (maybe) and snowing.  Out we went into the weather for a 25 minute run.  So much fun to run with my girls and I'm so proud of them!  Our goal is to run the Disney Princess Half Marathon together in 2013, and we're well on our way!!

Monday 2/20 - 4  mile recovery fail - 2.62 miles
Tuesday 2/21 - Hills - 2.27 miles, quick abs & arms workout
Wednesday 2/22 - Long run - 6.1 miles, quick abs & arms workout
Thursday 2/23 - recovery - 4.09 miles, quick abs & arms workout
Friday 2/24 - rest
Saturday 2/25 - Run with Friends - 2.35 miles (plus a 2.06 mile walk back to the house)
Sunday 2/26 - rest
Total Miles - 19.49

Bring on Week 3!!!

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