Cleveland Half Marathon Week 10 Training

You guys. Cleveland marathon weekend is just TWO weeks away. I CAN’T believe it! I’m feeling good AND feeling nearly ready for race day.It was a good week in terms of my training. I got in a long run and a speed training run, along with a few other runs. I didn’t end up getting in all the planned miles (I was supposed to also do a 5 mile pace run), but I can’t beat myself up over it too much.Here’s a look at week 10 of my Cleveland half marathon training:Despite not getting in all my mileage, it was a good week. Here are some of the highlights:I decided to do my speed training outside, and it was my first time doing a tempo run outdoors. I didn’t do it quite how I do it on a treadmill (where I pickup speed every minute or so), but my goal instead was to do mile 1 easy, miles 2-3-4 progressively faster and then final 5 minutes or so easy. And I did it!I got in an 11 mile run BEFORE work on Friday. That meant I got up at 4 a.m. and got out in the drizzly weather (which turned into a downpour at one point) and ran for nearly 2 hours before anyone in my house woke up and was home and showered pretty much by 6:30 a.m. I can’t guarantee that this will EVER happen again, but I’m proud it did!

Some questions for you:

  • Do you taper before half marathons? When do you usually get in your last long run? This plan has me running 12 next weekend, but I don’t know if I’m going to – I want my legs to rest before the race and they were TIRED after my 11 miler!

clé marathon discount

Note: I am a Cleveland marathon ambassador! That means I get free race entry for me, and a free race entry to give away. Wanna run CLE with me? Don’t forget, I have a 10% discount for you!I’m linking up with Deborah and Kim for the Weekly Run Down.

4 thoughts on “Cleveland Half Marathon Week 10 Training

  1. I don’t specifically train for half marathons anymore, mainly because my base pretty much maintains itself. I seldom go past 10 miles (unless I’m actually in training for a longer distance), but I do try to give myself a couple weeks of taper. That said, I have not PR’d (sub 1:57) in several years LOL, but I have had some decent times near the 2:00 mark in the past couple years. I always have various other races (of various distances) happening, so (for me) it’s tough to stick to any specific distance-specific plan. You’ve had a lot of solid runs, especially that tempo! Thanks for linking with us 😉

  2. Wow, i can’t believe it’s only 2 weeks away! Great job on your training this week and I admire your dedication to getting in your long run so early in the morning, especially on a Friday!

  3. Nice 11 miler! Way to get out there. I am training for a half too and may have a short taper. We’ll see. Good job with your training!

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