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.
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – Rest
Wednesday – 5 miles
*also did a .50 cool down walk at park
Thursday – 3 miles
84*also did a 0.84 cool down walk at park
Friday – 3 miles
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 11 miles
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!
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!