Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Half Marathon Training 2/1/16 - 2/7/16

Another week down. 

I did most of my runs outside! Yay! This girl who hates winter is really loving winter running. Minus this week. The highs coming up this weekend will most likely put me on the treadmill. I just can't with highs hovering around 20. No. Plus ice. I had to do speedwork today and hit the treadmill since I would have wiped out.

I went to use my Garmin to run with that and mapmyrun simultaneously to find it dead. Then the next day it wouldn't pick up satellite and I was too anxious to run so just said f the comparison for now. But splits below are from mapmyrun data and still untrustworthy. I mean look at Sundays run? Yes I was running too fast for an easy run because I was breathing hard and just trying to get it over with but those paces are not paces I run! 

I don't mind much I just know that it is false data and feel like I shouldn't be promoting that I am actually running those paces if that makes sense. If people use it as a serious tool to gauge progress for a goal race I feel bad for how inaccurate it is! 

Week of 1/31/16

Monday - 4.58 miles - 42:12  9:12 avg

Tuesday - 1 mile to/from the gym - pace run 4.25 miles 36:00 8:28 pace 

Wednesday - morning - hit the spin bike for 45 mins with upper body weights. In the evening - Pace 4 Success "beach booty" class 30 mins of glute/leg work (incredibly sore the next day!) 

Thursday - 6.73 miles 54:23 8:04 pace Splits: 8:17, 9:01, 8:43, 6:53, 9:09, 9:03, 7:44 (.78) - that 6:53 is definitely wrong (mapmyrun) but a good tempo on sore legs! 

Friday - Rest

Saturday - Long run - "11.08 miles 1:42:39 pace 9:15 Felt pretty damn good. Weather is perfection for running. Fast finish at HM pace. 
Splits: 9:27, 9:34, 9:14, 9:37, 8:50, 10:01, 9:51, 9:42, 9:37, 8:34, 8:38

Sunday - 4.08 miles 31:22 pace 7:41 All lies. Mapmyrun I wish I was this speedy. 
Splits: 7:59, 7:26, 7:21, 8:03

Total miles: 31.72 

Happy that I cut back to 5 days of running and added back in that cross train day - and still came out around the same mileage as with 6 days of running. Also a couple solid strength workouts. I need to do a review on Pace for Success but adding a couple of their classes a week will force me to strenght train. Plus they have 30 minute ones which are SO doable. 

1 comment:

  1. Don't you wish MapMyRun was accurate though? ;) Nice job fitting in lots of cross training and running!!