Cleveland Half Marathon Training: Week Five

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!

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Today, I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

7 thoughts on “Cleveland Half Marathon Training: Week Five

  1. 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

  2. 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 😉

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

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