I reallllly can’t believe that I only have two full weeks left of training for the Cleveland Half Marathon and sharing my training with you as a Cleveland marathon ambassador!
Week ten of Cleveland half marathon training is DONE. And it was a good week, pretty uneventful. I admit that I didn’t follow training 100% – a few days I accidentally got in a little more mileage, but overall it felt pretty good to get in a 30+ mile week again.
Monday: On the schedule – 5 miles.
Actual run – 7.12 miles. Yup – 2 more miles than necessary. I ran with Nicole and somehow we miscalculated our route and ended up with a few extra miles. It was also pretty chilly out (for end of April – 40 feels like 37!) and I was not prepared. But it was so sunny out!
Tuesday: On the schedule – 45 minute tempo run.
Actual run – A lame tempo run. I didn’t push myself as much as I should and definitely should have gone faster during my speed part. But my legs were a little sore, likely from the 10 mile race and the previous days 7 miles.
Wednesday: On the schedule – 3 miles.
Actual run – 5ish miles, thanks to running with Nicole again. We did a little extra. Surprise!
Thursday: On the schedule – stretch and strengthen.
Actual workout – I did about 55 minutes on the elliptical at basically no resistance. Just to get the legs moving.
Friday: On the schedule – 5 miles, pace.
Actual run – 6.8 miles, not quite pace. Again, I decided to run outside with Nicole and the weather was gorgeous! I was struggling this morning, though – I had gotten very little sleep Wed. night and woken up Thurs. to work out at 5 and then Thurs. night B and I were out until midnight for our anniversary dinner. Needless to say, getting up on Friday was rough. Running early on little sleep after a four course wine/beer pairing meal (Yes, both) is not fun.
Saturday: On the schedule – 11 miles.
Actual run – 11 miles at a somewhat easy pace with B and Mary. The weather was SOO gorgeous and I felt pretty good the entire time. Finally – a confidence boosting run!
AND after the run I got to hydrate with Nooma. They’re a local hydration drink company that uses no acid or preservatives AND they sent me and some of the other ambassadors some beverages to try out. I love the mangosteen!
Sunday: On the schedule – crosstrain or off.
Actual workout – 60 minutes on the elliptical and a nice walk with B. It was another gorgeous day and I couldnt NOT be outside!
Overall thoughts about the week:
The good: I finally had a good, confidence boosting long run. With only 2 weeks left of training, it’s about time!
The bad: Speedwork still kicks my butt and I’m slacking off with getting it all in. I need to hold myself accountable and actually do “pace” runs!
Questions for you:
- Was your last run a confidence boosting one? Or the opposite?
- Do you do speed work? What do you do? How do you get yourself to do it?