Mid-Week Long Runs

I’m onto week 5 of half marathon training, and on the schedule this week was a 9 mile run. So, I decided to do it Tuesday morning before work. I’m starting to really enjoy my mid-week long runs – it’s great to get them over with, great to have the full weekend to get things done and go to kid activities, and I don’t mind the feeling of accomplishment as I start my Tuesday after an early run!

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  First, here’s how March went:

I finished March with 134 total miles, which is my most mileage in a month since August. It definitely helps that the weather is (for the most part) getting nicer and I’m starting longer runs with training again. 

I did my 8-10 minute core workout 4-5x each week, which was my goal. I’m so glad I’m keeping it up!

And now this week. My training goals for this week were:

  • Speed training: 7×400 m
  • Long run: 9 miles 
  • Core work most days (8-10 min videos)
  • 2-3 other runs, 30-50 minutes each

Here’s how the week turned out:

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