Half marathon training Week 4 Runs 2&3

Yesterday I went to Stirling with Steph and walked around.  By the time I got home I’d walked nearly 11 miles.  I wasn’t too tired, so I headed out to do my 3 mile run, swapping yesterday and today’s run.

The basics:

Run designation: easy

Distance: 3 miles

Intended pace: 11 minutes per mile

Actual pace: 11’14”

How did the run go?

Besides the sun that was in my face the entire way back, it was a great, quick run.  I wasn’t really tired and I felt pretty good for the duration of the run.  I was pleased with the run overall.

 

Today was another story.

I was tired, I hadn’t slept well, and my legs were aching.  I ran some errands and then went to the gym to do upper body work and run.  It was quite windy and threatening rain, so I figured the treadmill was my best bet today.

The basics:

Run designation: steady

Distance: 4.5 miles

Intended pace: 10-10:30 minutes per mile

Actual pace: 10’34” average

How did the run go?

I’ll be honest.  I wasn’t all that happy with this run.  I was tired and I had to make myself bargains to finish.  My foot kept cramping as well, and that just made me feel frustrated.  I was thrilled when it was done, and I was able to come home and take a long hot, epsom salt bath and read.

One more run for this week on Saturday and then it will be one full month of training down!

 

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