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Week 11 Half Marathon Training

Good morning! I am not sure about where you’re at, but here in Florida, it is the perfect morning. A beautiful 60 degrees and low humidity made for a perfect run this morning to finish off week 11 of my half marathon training.

This week was another screwy one for my schedule and I ran a day behind on my training. One thing I like about this training plan is the 2 rest days during the week so I can adjust it if needed. Wednesday and Thursday I ran in the afternoon, it was too warm, but it was my only option. Friday morning I ran my last dark morning run before the time change. I am pretty happy about that, I am not a huge fan of running alone in the dark. Saturday should have been cross training, but I didn’t do anything. Bad. But boy, did I make up for it this morning with a great 11 mile run. After an extra hour of sleep thanks to the time change and glorious cool weather, I had a great run with a great pace. There was also a crazy head wind but it didn’t seem to affect my time too much.


Week 11

Monday – Rest

Tuesday – Rest

Wednesday – 5 miles

week 11 wednesday run

*also did a .50 cool down walk at park

Thursday – 3 miles

week 11 thursday run

84*also did a 0.84 cool down walk at park


Friday – 3 miles

week 11 friday run


Saturday – Rest

Sunday – 11 miles

week 11 sunday run


I am so freaking proud of myself after this morning’s run. In my mind, it was going to take my about 2:10 to do it and clearly I came in under that. My pace is pretty amazing for 11 miles. Only one mile did I go up in the 12’s for my pace and that was because I had a potty stop. My last mile was crazy fast. I was coming down off the Memorial Bridge and I knew I was almost done. This morning’s run was just 2 miles short of a half marathon distance and my goal of finishing in 02:30 is so close I can taste it. So close. And so possible. I’m going to give it everything I have!






sunrise 110313


Total miles for Week 11 is 23.38. Next Sunday will be my last longest run of 12 miles and then I cut back to 8 or 9 the following Sunday, the last one before the half. I am hoping that Week 12 is a little less crazy on my training schedule and hoping for cooler weather.


Are you running the Women’s Half in St. Pete on Nov. 24? Be sure to let me know if you are!


  1. Nice work!! You are totally going to rock your half :) Race day adrenalin always brings a little more excitement to the day/run. Good luck!
    Mar @ Mar on the Run! recently posted…Working for the Weekend!My Profile

    1. Thanks so much, mar! You’re right! The excitement of the day will likely kick in. I can’t wait!

  2. It sounds like you are going to breeze through your half! I love your picture off the bridge, there’s nothing like running near the water.
    Lisa recently posted…Perfect Sunday StrollMy Profile

    1. Thanks Lisa! I love running along the water. It makes me happy. :)

  3. Kat

    Cranking out those miles sister! You’ll kick butt at Women’s! I’ll be there spectating!
    Kat recently posted…Weekly Workouts Roundup – 1 Week POST MarathonMy Profile

    1. Thanks so much, Kat! I hope to see you out there!

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