Week 16 Recap {Half Marathon Training}

Week 15

My half marathon training is OFFICIALLY OVER.   I cannot believe that I stuck with this for the last 16 weeks.  I have completed 66 training runs and I am so proud of myself.  I have never worked this hard for something in my entire life and I can already tell the dedication I have developed in running is improving my life.  This training has taught me to never give up (even when it sucks and I feel like I am going to die) and that I can accomplish anything I work hard for.

Monday
3 mile easy run at 11:05 minutes/mile.  I ran this at noon and was interrupted by 2 phone calls and several text messages.  I would have ran faster, but I ran this in 29:30 with an average pace of 9:50 minutes/mile.

Tuesday
3 mile easy run at 11:05 minutes/mile.  I ran this on the tread mill instead of on my normal trails.  I’ll admit, I am afraid of twisting my ankle or getting hit by a car so close to my goal.  My average pace was 8:53 minutes/mile and I finished in 26:38.

Wednesday
5 mile tempo run with 1 mile warm up, 3 miles at 9:28 minutes/mile, and 1 mile cool down.  Again, I ran this on the tread mill in 47:32 with an average pace of 9:30 minutes/mile.

Again, I am so happy that I completed this training program.  I feel totally prepared, physically and mentally, for this Saturday.  This is going to be the best birthday EVER!

Comments

  1. I love that you’re going in to this knowing you’ve put the hard work in, knowing you’re ready and knowing you’re going to BEAST it. Happy Running! I’ll be thinking of you!

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