Glass City Half Marathon Training: Week Ten

10 weeks down, 6 weeks to go. That means only 5 more weeks of training before a week long taper to race day. This week went really well and I’m starting to get excited about race day.

Monday: 6 miles, easy
Tuesday: 30 min core & stability work
Wednesday: Speed work, 1 mile w/u, 5 mile tempo, 1 mile c/d
Thursday: 3 mile recovery run with Archie
Friday: 5 miles, easy
Saturday: 12 miles, easy
Sunday: Rest
Total Miles: 33.42

This was the first week of the year I was able to run in shorts and the weather was above freezing all week. A pretty big deal after 9 weeks of winter training. Between the nice weather and the weeks of training in the books, I’m starting to finally feel like my hard work is paying off. It was 54 on Wednesday morning for my tempo run and the awesome weather had me feeling good. I actually ended up with a mini-progressive run instead and felt really good the entire time. It was just the type of run I needed at this point in training.

Archie was not into our recovery run on Thursday. It was raining and at first he was excited, but then it was obvious he did not want to be out there. The first mile was a challenge and then he started to get into it a little. It was a struggle, but he got through all 3 miles.

Next weekend I’m racing in a small 10K. It’s a two-race series set up as training races for spring goal races. The course is a 3.1 mile loop and participants can run a 5K, 10K, or 15K race. I ran the 15K a few years ago, but at the time there was construction down by the river so the race looped around downtown. I’m looking forward to the race being back on the river course. The weather isn’t looking ideal, but I’m sure that will change by next weekend and since it’s a shorter distance I’m still excited about it.

This week this also came in the mail…

Run down to the sale like me & my friends
Run down to the sale like me & my friends

Yep, that’s me all the way to the right. I was pretty pumped to receive this in the mail because I had no idea this picture was being used for this mailer. A photographer came to our training group kick off run a few months ago and took a bunch of pictures and this one ended up there. I have another fun announcement related to this, but it’ll have to wait a week or two.

When I first moved to Columbus, I played on a post-collegiate lacrosse team and was on the board for a while as well. This weekend my friend Elaine who I had met through the team was back in town and asked a few of us to meet up for lunch. (And since she told me she reads my blog – HI ELAINE!) I haven’t laughed that much in such a short amount of time in forever. It was nice to catch up with everyone and be back together.

Me, Stephanie, Marissa, and Elaine. Caroline took the picture...
Me, Stephanie, Marissa, and Elaine. Caroline took the picture, but she was there too.

Today it’s rainy and gross out. I got our grocery shopping done early and my husband and I have just been hanging around the house watching Netflix and doing some chores. Besides the race next weekend we also have a a wedding so it’s a good day to just be lazy. The weather is looking pretty good this week and I am so thankful to be done with the super cold mornings.

 

4 thoughts on “Glass City Half Marathon Training: Week Ten

  1. Hanna @ TheMillennialNextDoor

    Great job this week! Wow how have you been training for 10 weeks already? Where does the time go? I know it’s such a cliche to say that, but I think we’re getting to that point in training where we are over the hump and it’s starting to fly by. Last week I realized Pgh is less than 2 months away and it was kinda freaky!

    Good luck on your tune up race! That’s nice that there are races specifically scheduled for that. We don’t have much of that here, which is the drawback of training for a Spring race – everything is pretty fall marathon heavy here. I had to go out of my way to find a tune up half. Oh well, it is what it is! I love the 10k distance, too – long enough to require some endurance but short enough you feel like it’s over quickly 🙂

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    1. Yeah there aren’t many half races here in the winter besides one in Feb that is a 1-mile loop course. I think most of the full marathoners do the 15k because it’s better than nothing! I hope we’re over the hump, I am definitely getting into ready-for-race-day mode and out of feeling like its monotonous training. I’m already looking forward to summer running and training too!!!

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