Sunday, September 16, 2012

Running Wild: Weekly Re-cap

It was a good week. I am happy with how things are going with my runs and my rest days and my cross-training days. Zero pain this whole week, though I could feel my knee a little bit at the end of a couple of my runs. I have been doing my glute exercises most days and have been trying to start doing core exercises for runners. Emphasis on the "trying". 

This week I also looked up Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Novice training plan and I do think I will be able to follow that for the Seattle Half Marathon in November. I can mix it with my Another Mother Runner 10K Finish It plan and do the 10K in October on my way to the half. Hal's plan only takes the long run up to 10 miles, which I guess will just barely have me trained for the half. I was planning on taking the race easy and will be running with a friend the whole time, not racing it, so I am crossing my fingers. Will run the idea past my physical therapist this week. 

And this isn't really a running thing, but it was interesting to me so I mention it. I was really nervous about putting weight back on with my reduced running schedule (and my increased eating lately!) but I hopped on the scale today and it was a teeny bit lower than I was last time I checked, so PHEW! I am glad the mileage I am running seems to be good enough to keep my weight in check.

Total miles run: 12.3

Monday: elliptical at the gym

I seriously love going to the gym and watching the tvs! Notice I didn't say "tv". There are six to choose from, perfect for my tv ADD. I did half hour of hard and half hour of easy. 

Tuesday: 4.3 miles

This was my intervals day and I felt strong, even more so than the last time I did intervals on my own. The workout was a 10 min warm-up then 6x2 min intervals with a 2 min break between each and a 10 min cool-down. 

Wednesday: rest

Thursday: 3 miles

3 miles with about 6 strides at the end. Felt good. 

Friday: elliptical at the gym

35 mins of elliptical, nothing fancy.

Saturday: rest

Since I have so much free time for my workouts during the week right now I am doing rest days on Saturday. Of course, my rest day was spent dis-mantling my daughters' bunk bed, carrying it up a flight of stairs and putting it back together again! I guess that is an "active rest" day then?

Sunday: 5 miles

I felt so good on this run. I managed a 9:00 min/mile pace the whole time, which in all honesty is a little fast for me for a long run. Also, hahahaha that I consider 5 miles long, but I take what I can get these days! 


  1. Maybe I am odd and I don't really race, but I don't run over 10 any more for halfs. The last 3 miles I just tell myself its a 5K and get it done. :)

    1. Oh good, I am glad to hear from someone that works for! I suppose it must be a popular plan if Hal Higdon suggests it. Since I won't be racing this one, I won't worry about it too much.


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