Monday, July 29, 2013

Week 3 Recap

Week 3 of my half marathon training is officially over - I can't believe there are only 11 weeks to go!  When I signed up for this race, it seemed soooooo far away.  Not anymore!

GMM Half Marathon Week 3 Training Schedule:

  • Monday - Rest
  • Tuesday - 3 miles speed
  • Wednesday - Rest/Cross Training
  • Thursday - 2 miles easy
  • Friday - Rest/Cross Training
  • Saturday - 6 miles
  • Sunday - 2 miles easy

How it actually went: 

  • Monday - Rest
  • Tuesday - 3.25 miles (Hit all my paces, but somehow the math was off, so with the cooldown, this was 3.25 miles)
  • Wednesday - 1/2 hour training session at the gym 
  • Thursday - 2 miles easy (Super slow, some calf pain)
  • Friday - Rest
  • Saturday - 6 miles (Nice run, very happy with it)
  • Sunday - 2 miles (Faster than I was supposed to, got chastised by my coach)

So, 13.25 miles for the week (plus a 1/2 mile on the treadmill before my training session, which I'm not really counting).   All in all it was a good week, and last night's run made me realize that I'm ready to try another 5K, so I've asked my coach for her blessing. The last one I did was just a miserable day and I know it's in no way indicative of what I can actually do right now.  

I found a local-ish race that supports a good cause that is on a cut-back week in my training cycle, so I'm just waiting to hear back from my coach.  Fingers crossed, people - I'd rather have permission than do it anyway and get yelled at later. LOL

Happy Monday!


  1. Love the quote at the end - lots of truth to that motto!!

    1. Yes! That's one of the reasons I love to run - to clear my mind. Just have to let go and get going! =)

  2. Good luck getting permission! Sounds like your training is going great!

  3. Congrats on sticking so close to the plan. I wish I did more often. Fingers crossed for your 5k!

    1. Thanks! =) Maybe you don't stick exactly to plan, but you always seem to be doing something interesting!


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