October
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Posted on 31-10-2010
Filed Under (Training) by Brian

The first “quality” week of training for the Gasparilla half marathon is in the books and it went pretty well.  I was tired on the days I figured I’d be tired and I skipped one workout, but still managed 41 miles total.  Here’s how it went:

Monday: 6 miles easy

Tuesday: 1 mile warmup + 4 x 1 mile at threshold pace + 1 mile cool down

Wednesday AM: 4 miles easy + leg strength training

Wednesday PM: 3 miles easy

Thursday: 10 miles easy

Friday: Off

Saturday: 12 miles

Sunday: Off

Total: 41 miles

After the speed workout on Tuesday and the two workouts on Wednesday (including weight training on the legs), Thursday’s run was slow and painful.  My legs were stones and I took several walk breaks after 6 miles, but still managed to drag myself through the full 10 miles in just under 1 hour and 40 minutes.

I figured it was better to sacrifice Friday’s planned 6 miles in order to have a good long run on Saturday, so I took Friday off.  I ran a little over a mile Saturday morning to meet Meredith, then ran 10 miles with her (she completed her 10 in 1:29:56 – looking good for a sub 2 hour half in November), then ran another mile to round my total out at 12.

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