4 x1.5 M workout
19 miles with 10 miles steady state@ 614 average
2 Lift Days
With just six weeks left until Grandma's, I am in full swing of my half marathon training. Meagan Nedlo would be proud of me because I did two hard workouts mostly solo, so I'm learning how to put on my big girl pants. I'm a baby when it comes to running solo. While I was fortunate enough to have company for the early parts of both of my workouts, I still had to gut the rest of it out solo on my own. It's during those times where my mind can be its own worst enemy, but it's great practice for races where I find myself in no-man's-land.
The humidity has finally made it's way to Charlotte. How do I know this? From my Saturday long run, as sweat dripped down my legs as if I had just run through a sprinkler. No sprinkler was involved. How's that for an image?
Despite the thick air on Saturday, I had a solid 19 miler with a large group, but mostly Alice, Michelle and Sebastian for the first 1.5 miles of a steady state tempo. While I didn't feel the best and desperately wanted water (I even stopped for water around mile 7), I was happy to come out ahead of the target pace that Terry had outlined. Plus, with this humidity, I feel like my time would have converted to something faster had I been in California or something.
Over the last 3 weeks, I've hit 75-80 miles with a corresponding long run of 18 miles or more. I'm hoping these weeks of hard work will build my strength to ensure I can run 5:47 pace for a half marathon!
The 2017 Boston Marathon
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