I’ve set a goal for myself to run a half marathon before year-end. To meet this goal, I’ve signed up for the West Coast Half Marathon that’s going to happen in Sarasota in December, and I’ve started training. Each week, I’ll share my training objectives, as well as the results from the previous week. I’d also like to invite you to come run with me.
Did I mention Fall is here? If I did, I take it back. It’s clearly still Summer here in Tampa.
Overall, it was another productive week. I started it off with a 13.1 mile run on the treadmill. Yes, you saw that right. I ran a half marathon in distance, on a treadmill.
It was my longest run in almost three years, and I was able to make it the distance. But I’m still training on a treadmill, and it’s only about 8 weeks until the race. I can’t wait for it to cool down enough I can start running outside again.
Now that I’ve gotten a good 13.1 knocked out, I’ll cut back the Sunday miles and be focused on improving my times for the next several weeks.
WEEK 16 RESULTS
Sun: 13 mile run- COMPLETE. My longest run of the training (again), and longest run I’ve done in a couple years (again).
Tue: 5 mile run- COMPLETE. I did Cross-training instead of a run. RIng rows, curls, and push-ups.
Wed: 3 mile run or cross-training- COMPLETE. I did 5 miles. Not the best pace, I think I was still recovering from Sunday.
Thu: 5 mile run- COMPLETE.
Sat: 60 minutes of cross training- COMPLETE. I did ring rows, bench press, and overhead press.
AND HERE ARE MY OBJECTIVES FOR WEEK 17-
Sun: 8 mile run
Tue: 5 mile run
Wed: 3 mile run
Thu: 5 mile run
There’s plenty of time to train, and whether you’re an experienced runner or a beginner, I’d love to see you come do this race with me!