Expectations for this race were not met. Nope. Not even close. Sub 1:45 continues to elude me. 1:47:52 Five minutes slower than I thought I would be running. Three minutes slower than I would have been happy with. One minute and forty one seconds slower than my PR. As I’m sure you can guess, I … More 2015 Charlevoix Half Marathon
MondaySupplemental training: Strength + core + flexibilityTuesdayDistance: 8.0Pace: 9:22 average pace with 10 strides WednesdayDistance: 3.75Pace: 9:44 recovery run And that is it for the week! Yesterday and today are rest days and Saturday is the race. Based on past race results I think I have some pretty good data for setting a goal pace … More It’s race week!
I’ve been mentally shuffling through the content for this post for the past few weeks. I wanted to make sure to get something written down about my spring 5k training before marathon training completely takes over. Taking on a training plan to improve my 5k time was a completely new experience for me. I’ve made … More 5k Training: what worked and what didn’t
MondaySupplemental Training: Cookie baking. Oh, you mean baking (and eating!) delicious cookies doesn’t count as supplemental training? Whatever. TuesdayDistance: 9.0Pace: 2 miles easy, 5 miles at HMP (8:08), 2 miles easy Brutal. This run was so damn brutal. It was in the low 80s with not a cloud in the sky. I have been aiming … More Charelevoix Half Training – Week 6
MondaySupplemental Training: strength training, flexibility, core, and lots of foam rolling! My right calf was still feeling a bit tight from Saturday’s race so I was grateful to have another day off from running. I was pretty sure it was just a tight knot in the muscle that needed to be worked out, as opposed … More Charlevoix Half Training – Week 5
On Saturday, June 6, 2015 I ran the 9th annual Run 2 Save Our Youth 5k. As I mentioned in my training check in, this 5k was not a new PR and I pretty much did everything wrong when it came to getting ready for this race. All things considered, I am really happy with … More 2015 Run 2 Save Our Youth
Sorry for the lack of blog updates in the past couple weeks! I was on a mini vacation in northern Michigan for 5 days and then spent the next few days getting caught up at work and at home. Monday Rest day. It was supposed to be a strength training day, but I had the … More Charlevoix Half Training – Weeks 3 & 4