Monday, March 31, 2014
Training recap week of 3/24 (Grandma's Week 6)
I can't believe March is almost over! Although, no one told Mother Nature apparently and it's still chilly here.
This week included checking another state off the list - Kentucky! We had the best time there and I'm hoping to do some posts on what we did. I'll definitely have a full recap of the race, but I will say the organizers put on a good time.
My schedule was to either take the whole race easy or do 7 easy and the last 6.1 at marathon pace. It was my call depending on how I felt. I was torn the first 7 miles of the race. It was a pretty hilly course so I wasn't sure. I decided I'd take it 1 mile at time and see how it went. I'm happy to say I did all 6 at race pace and while hard with all the hills, I am pleased at how they went. All this hard work looks to be paying off!
Scheduled: 6 miles easy
Actual: 6.00 mi, 59:35, 9:45 pace
Scheduled: Speedwork - 5 x 0.5 mi at 10K pace (7:51 pace) with 0.5 mi recovery + 2 mi WU, 1 mi CD
Actual: 8.00 total miles (including warm up and cooldown)
Paces: 7:54, 7:51, 7:54, 7:44, 7:34
Scheduled: 2-3 miles easy
Between traveling to KY and getting settled, no time to get this one in
Scheduled: Run The Bluegrass Half Marathon (First 7 mi easy, last 6.1 at marathon pace - 8:42)
Actual: 13.09 mi, 2:00:57, 9:15 pace
Paces (for those at marathon pace): 8:38, 8:36, 8:42, 8:40, 8:32, 8:26, 7:38 (.09)
Scheduled: 5 mile easy run
Actual: 5.00 mi, 50:56, 10:10 pace
Total miles: 32.20
Total March miles: 129.68
Miles until goal (1,250): 954.66
I am currently 23.63% to my goal so with a quarter of the year done, I'm right on track!