Monday, October 20, 2014

Training recap week of 10/13 (Wine and Dine Week 2)

How was everyone's weekend?  Sorry for the bit of radio silence, last week ended up being busy at work and you know how that goes. 

I am continuing to do speedwork and man... I both hate it and love it at the same.  But it's necessary to get faster.  This past weekend, I was in Baltimore to run the Baltimore Half Marathon (state #19).  It was a challenging course (who knew Baltimore was so hilly?), but I ended up running my third fastest half marathon.  I was pretty excited and ready to do some more work.  Maybe on a flatter course, another PR is possible?  I'll have a full race recap soon, but I am very happy about the outcome.

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Scheduled: 3 miles easy
Actual: 3.06 mi, 29:00, 9:28 pace

Scheduled: 3 x 0.5 mi repeats (at 7:50-8:00 pace)
Actual: 5 miles total
Paces: 7:43, 7:45, 7:24

These repeats were tough and I ended up doing all above pace.  Thinking I might need to reconsider my speedwork pace. 

Scheduled: 3 miles easy
Actual: 3.02 mi, 29:13, 9:40 pace

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Scheduled: Baltimore Half Marathon
Actual: 13.32 mi, 1:52:58, 8:29 pace

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Total miles: 24.41
Total October miles: 68.31
Miles until goal (1,250): 224.59