Wow, the end of another month and another week of half-marathon training! I only did 4 workouts last week, mostly because I was tired. I had a decent long run Saturday. I just found out while reviewing my mileage that I set my Garmin 10K PR during it (which shows you how often I run 10Ks!).
Monday: 4.01 mi, 31:20 (7:48 avg pace) + 8 strides (0.06 mi in length) Pace for strides 5:14-4:45
Tuesday: 5.23 mi, 40:33 (7:45 avg pace)
Wednesday: Off (should have been 7 miles continuous - 1 mi @ 7:00, 5 miles @ 7:20, 1 mi @ 7:00)
Friday: 5.25 mi, 39.41 (7:34 avg pace)
Saturday: It was in the upper 60s weather wise so I pushed back my long run to the afternoon so I could soak it up. I had 8 miles on the plan today and instead of my usual negative split long run, I decided to do 1 mile warm up and then do the 7 mile workout I missed Wednesday. I ran it too fast. My second mile was 20 seconds faster than it should have been. Miles 3-7 should have been around 7:20 and they were 6:42-7:02. It was hard. I didn't always "master the discomfort".
8 miles, 55:01 (6:53 avg pace)
After that run, Garmin has my 10K PR at 42:22. The Wednesday workout that I missed was called The Reality Check - "if you cannot complete this workout as written, consider adjusting your race goal". I think 7:00 avg pace for the half is a realistic goal based on my Saturday workout. Sub 7:00 pace? We will see. I would love it. It is my hairy scary goal but my mental game will have to be 100% on point.
Sunday: Off. I was going to do an easy 5 but we all slept in on Sunday and I didn't have time to get it in before church. Then, I tackled freezer meals all afternoon and cleaning so that by the time my kids were in bed, I was pooped. I went to bed at 8:02.
Week 9 Mileage: 22.49
This morning, I was up early and out for my run. I found it funny that on Saturday I was hot in a tank and shorts during my run and this morning I was in capris, a short sleeve, a long sleeve, a jacket, hat and gloves. October miles are logged.
October 2016 Total: 129.08 miles!!!!!!!!!!!
This month mileage was 79.8% higher than last October. To date, my mileage is up 195.81 miles from last year at this point. In fact, I am 9.45 miles from hitting my 2015 mileage total!