Happy almost April! April means it’s almost May which means it’s almost race month, amiright? Okay, I may be getting ahead of myself. But when I looked at my week’s training and saw that I was already at 8 miles (which is almost 9 which is almost 10…) I couldn’t believe I was already there. The Cleveland half marathon will be here before we all know it.
This week went pretty well in terms of training. I even got in a 3 mile stroller run on one of our warm days with FW. It was our first stroller run in FOREVER and it was hard! I am not used to pushing 30+ pounds.
Overall, here is how the week looked:
And a highlight? Besides the stroller run, my 8 miler on Friday morning (which I ran at 5:30 a.m. in the 40 degree rainy weather – ick!) was my longest run since LM was born! It wasn’t quite the pace I hope to be at for race day, but I’m slowly getting back into it.
Some questions for you:
- For those of you that wear a Garmin or fitness watch – do you ever resist it so you can break / start new records? I reset mine after LM was born!
- Do you do speed training outside or inside?
Note: I am a Cleveland marathon ambassador! That means I get free race entry for me, and a free race entry to giveaway. Wanna run CLE with me? Don’t forget, I have a 10% discount for you!
Today, I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.
7 thoughts on “Cleveland Half Marathon Training: Week Five”
Those long runs post baby are a huge accomplishment! Nice job! Hey whatever motivates you on the watch is what you should do. It’s all about you! Thanks for linking up
That’s a good idea to reset your PRs. I have been saying that my new records are all “after 50” compared to my “before 50” years old. I’m just trying to be fair to myself 🙂
I am such a tech idiot, I don’t know how to reset my Garmin LOL I’m not much a tech gadget gal anyways and use it for mainly the GPS. I wear it for races because I like to go over the splits, etc. AFTER I’m done. It’s too stressful (and hard to read) for me to be constantly monitoring it while I’m n motion. That’s a major feat running with a stroller! Thanks for linking with us 😉
Great job on your 8 miler! I agree that May will be here soon.
I have reset it a few times but have forgotten the past couple of times I started a “new” training cycle.
I like to do my speed training inside.
Well done on your longest run post-baby! What an awesome feeling that must have been! I’ve never reset my Garmin but I would probably do the same after a huge change like a baby!
Thank you! Yes, I decided that this is the perfect time to set some NEW PRs. HEre we go!
great job on your longest run post-baby! soon there will be another one of those, right??
I haven’t reset my PR’s that I know of – I think every time I get a new watch it starts new PR’s! Not that I always have a new watch…