So my training plan said that this was my peak week of half marathon training. Well how do you like that, it went so fast!
I actually had a terrific week of running and didn’t feel drained by the workouts (until yesterday’s long run, I was tired after that!) so maybe it’s a good thing that I missed some training plan workouts over the last few weeks.
Undertrained is better than overtrained, right?
Monday – 6 Miles/Pure Barre
Just an easy run on the treadmill averaging around 8:50 overall. I thought I would stick to my easy run on the treadmill workout plan but I felt like bumping up the speed fairly often during the run so I ranged between 6.3 – 7.6.
I did something I don’t normally do – Pure Barre later in the day. Usually, if I don’t get my workout in first thing in the morning, it’s not going to happen. But, I had some time early in the afternoon so I did a quick Pure Barre Tone in 10 workout: Seat & Abs. I may or may not continue this afternoon trend. I guess it will depend upon my schedule.
Tuesday – 8 Miles
Now this was a great run. Even though I had to run inside on the treadmill, I really enjoyed my workout.
On the training plan for today was a countdown fartlek workout which was actually perfect for the treadmill because it went by timed intervals.
2 mile warm up + 4 miles of timed fartlek intervals + cool down.
For the intervals, I ranged between 7.5 – 8.6 and felt terrific. I didn’t lose my form, my legs were full of energy and my breathing wasn’t even labored until I was holding 8.6 and even then, I was sort of running with ease.
I ran the first 7 miles on the treadmill and finished the last mile outside once it was finally light enough for me. I need the clocks to change already!
Wednesday – Pure Barre Studio Series/3.2 Miles
I haven’t done the Pure Barre Studio Series in a while! The 45 minute workout flew by in a flash.
I ran a few easy miles once the sun was up – it was super cold too! 35 degrees I think.
Thursday – 8 Miles
I spoke about this treadmill run which consisted of 6 miles at half marathon pace in Friday’s Running is so Mental post. If you missed Friday’s post, I hope you go back to read it!
Friday – Yoga/Pure Barre/4 Miles
I started with 10 minutes of pre-run yoga followed by Pure Barre Tone in 10: Arms & Abs.
Once the sun was up, I made it outside for 4 miles in my new pair of Saucony Ride 8’s!
I had gone way too long putting off purchasing a second pair of running shoes so I am really happy to have this pair of Saucony Ride’s in my rotation again.
I was wearing the Saucony Ride 7’s for easy runs/recovery runs until they reached their mileage limit and burned out on me. Saucony is up to the Ride 9 but I bought the Ride 8 on sale. So far, so good.
Saturday – 13 Miles
9 miles easy + 4 miles going from marathon to half marathon effort
Runkeeper makes it look as though I did those ending paces in reverse. I am never really sure if Runkeeper’s pacing is all that accurate (whole other post for a whole other day) but here’s what it said:
Mile 10: 7:47
Mile 11: 7:47
Mile 12: 8:05
Mile 13: 8:16
I was definitely tired by the end but can’t say that I felt as though I slowed down. Overall though, I was extremely happy and exhausted from this run!
Sunday – Pure Barre
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