I added another half marathon to my list on October 16, 2016, this marked 6 Half Marathons completed! It was kindof a last minute decision to register, even though I was training for it. I officially registered about 2 weeks before the race. The big push to run this race was actually from the Cross Country team I am an assistant coach for. They are a great group of seniors and they promised to come watch if all the coaches would run. So the three of us gladly accepted. It was very exciting to see these three athletes whom I have coached for 6 years, cheer us on. They were awesome at getting to several points along the route. They certainly made me smile! Surge Coach SURGE!!!
I am now training for my 7th! The training program will be the same as my last two, Hal Higdon Half Marathon Training Guide Intermediate 2. I registered for half #7 quite quickly after the October 16 race, because I was not satisfied with my performance. My time was ok, 1;48 BUT it was how I finished that really bothers me. To give you a shortened version, I peatered out at about the 9th mile, extreme cramping(needed bathroom) but there was not one. I challenged through it but even with the bathroom cramping I was losing energy to continue. I fell behind my other coach and this pissed me off and it got in my head. I know I can perform better. So I definitely have goals for this half marathon.
Goals during training to hopefully equal better Half Marathon results:
- NUTRITION-fuel my body better
- Strength train-2 x’s a week per the training schedule
- Tempo, Interval and Hill runs
So this past week I completed week one of 12, well kind of, I actually miscounted the weeks. I still ran but it was not what I hope to be for my training, per my goals I really I need to strength train. I will blog weekly, typically sunday nights on the past week of training. The Black will be the training schedule and the red will be what I got done.
- Monday: Stretching and Strength Training- Rest
- Tuesday- 3 mile run-4 mile run
- Wednesday-5 x 400 5-K pace- 4 mile interval run
- Thursday- 3 mile run- Jillian Michaels 10 minute circuit: Booty Blaster, Cardio & Pilates
- Friday Rest- Rested, enjoying a weekend away at the Eric Church concert, swimming at hotel and skyzone.
- Saturday-3 Mile- nothing
- Sunday- 5 Mile- 5 mile run
Happy Training for Half Marathon #7