My running schedule is: semi-long run Tuesday, short run Thursday, long run Saturday. The miles that I run during the week are dependent upon how many miles I will run on my long run. I cut the long run distance in half and move one of the miles to Tuesday and the rest on Thursday. If I am running 8 miles for my long run on Saturday then Tuesday I run 5 miles and Thursday I run 3 miles. If I am running 9 miles for my long run on Saturday then Tuesday I run 5 miles and Thursday I run 4 miles. I try to run 10 seconds/mile faster on my semi-long runs on Tuesday and to run 20 seconds/mile faster on my Thursday short run. I keep a spread of 10 seconds for my splits so that I stay consistent. After I see where I am at on my first long training run tomorrow, the rest of the long training runs will be going on the paths (asphalt and concrete) that have a lot of hills to make sure I can keep my pace during the half marathon and keep my muscles strong!
Woke up Sunday morning to do my first long training run to see where I am at and choose a goal pace. Went to a place that is asphalt and concrete and pretty flat and ran 6.01 miles at a 10:46 pace, 1:04:43 overall followed by a 0.30 mile cool down walk. I am so happy with how good my legs and lungs feel after my first long run!! Bring on the rest of the week!
Monday my sister-in-law hiked up the mountain and jogged easily down (with my gracefulness I would trip and land on my head so it has to be an easy jog down) for 2.00 miles and a 0.19 mile cool down walk. My legs still felt good even after the first long run yesterday!
Tuesday I ran a 5.00 mile semi-long run at 10:30 pace, 52:33:50 overall followed by a 0.25 mile cool down walk. Felt pretty good even with the hills tossed in.
Thursday I ran a 3.01 mile short run in my neighborhood at 10:29 pace, 31:35:00 overall and a 0.25 cool down walk. I went and met my sister-in-law for a 1.02 mile run at 11:41 pace with a nice 0.89 cool down walk. Thursdays I have to do all except 1 mile in the morning because I always run with her in the afternoon!
Saturday I woke up and was not feeling very well (my stomach was upset and I didn’t think I would be able to make it on a run) so instead of a long run, I went for a 2.05 mile walk. I sure hope this goes away quickly because I am already so far behind!
Even though I still have more training weeks coming up, I am so far behind in my training and that is never easy for me! I am a planner and like a good schedule!
We shall see what week 3 brings us!!