If you follow me on Instagram (@amyschlott) you know that last week, the second week of half-marathon training, I ran FIVE days. Well, I have an important update: I actually ran SIX days and crossed off all of the workouts on my plan.
Monday: Labor Day
I had a beautiful 5 mile run along Big Cedar Lake in the early morning hours. I love running along the lake when we are there with family. 36:47.8 (7:21 avg pace).
3.25 easy morning miles (24:30, 7:32 avg pace) with 6 strides after.
1 mi warm up, followed by 3 mile repeats, followed by 1 mile cool down, again in the morning. The goal pace for my mile repeats was to be half-marathon goal pace plus 10-20 seconds. I am working with the half-marathon goal pace of 7:00 miles. I ran these mile repeats way too fast: 6:48, 6:43, 6:31.
4.03 easy morning miles, 30:41 (7:37 avg pace)
6.24 miles, 43:31.7 (6:59 avg pace).
Was supposed to be off, but my six-year old daughter asked me to go on a run with her. We did 1.5 miles of a run/walk AND then our family did a 6 mile bike ride.
Total Miles (excludes Sunday): 23.65
Four of these runs were done in the morning - three of them in the DARK. I am finding that 5 AM runs are almost becoming essential with our schedule, and I am not minding. It does take a lot of mental convincing to get out of bed when my alarm first goes off though! Bring on Week 3!