Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Half Marathon Training 2/8/16 - 2/21/16

Hello there! My ever exciting training recaps that I haven't posted in a couple weeks. 

The past week and a half or so have been just ugh. I have a cold that just won't quit (although it seems it finally might be tapering off!) and having some Crohn's symptoms which is starting to give me anxiety. I am going next Monday for a sigmoidoscopy (yay for not having to have a full colonoscopy yet) and hoping to get some answers. 

I am trying to be all zen about shit at the moment (since stress usually makes symptoms worse) but my half marathon is in a couple of weeks and the fact that I feel less than ideal is effing with my head (and no bathrooms on the course, yay!). My GI doc who moved to a different practice reduced my Remicade dosage without consulting my new doc at the practice and I am just thinking it was a dumb move and might be reaping the results of that now. 

Anyway, stay zen about it, right? And, trying to ignore the crappy string of runs I have had. 

Things I am enjoying? The FitBit Charge HR I got for Valentine's day! Love love love having the heart rate. The bf definitely was listening to me complaining about how my Garmin vivofit didn't have it! 

Week of 2/8/16

Monday - 4.36 miles 40:42 pace 9:22 Unintentional progression on this easy run. 

Splits: 10:01, 9:48, 9:06, 8:48, 8:33 (.36)

Tuesday - Too icy for outside - .5 mile run to gym wu then TM fartlek total 4.08 miles in 35 mins 8:34 pace - .5 mile cooldown  
Evening - strength class at P4S medium weights higher reps mixed with cardio

Wednesday - Cross train: 1 hour - 30 mins on the bike 30 mins total body weights

Thursday - Progression 10K 6.2 miles 54 mins 8:45 pace 

Friday - Rest

Saturday - TM long run 11 miles 1:45 9:33 pace HR 146

Sunday - 6.32 miles 60 mins 9:29 pace HR 129

Total miles: 32.96 (and don't think realizing later that .04 didn't make me a die a little inside)

Week of 2/15/16

Monday - 7.5 miles 70 mins 9:10 pace - longer easy effort with the day off HR 125

Tuesday - 5 miles 44 mins 8:41 pace HR 150

Wednesday - Easy run 3.2 miles 33 mins 10:21 pace HR 132

Thursday - Tempo - 4.6 miles 40 mins 8:41 pace HR 156

Friday - Rest

Saturday - 10 miles 1:44:18 10:25 pace awful long run, just brutal HR 146 

Sunday - 18 mins elliptical to loosen up my legs / 4 miles 41 mins 10:15 pace as recovery which felt awful HR 135

Total miles: 34.3

Two more weeks of long runs before the half. I would really love to have a good one after how meh running has been the past week. 


  1. Isn't the HR a game changer? I love it. Anyway, I hope your cold goes away soon, and that you can get some answers on the Crohn's stuff!!

  2. I have a FitBit HR Charge too - you should add me!