Sunday, September 22, 2013

Half Marathon Training Recap: Week 10

It's hard to believe that I am on week 10 of my training. It seems like yesterday I was just starting it. In 3 weeks, I will have my first half marathon under my belt.


Started month 2 of T25. So far Beta means some serious business. Core Cardio kicked my butt. Maybe next time I will be able to say I nailed it.


This morning felt amazing outside and since I was going to be running with the running group in the evening I decided I would split up my 5 miles. I did a slow 2 mile run in the morning before doing my T25 Speed 2.0.

Speaking of Speed! That work out was crazy. I walked away feeling great. :)

The evening run went better than expected. Even though I hate the hill at the end, I can tell I am getting better and faster (trying not to get too fast though). :)


It was a little weird working with the resistance bands today. I normally just use weights, but since I don't have any at home the bands will have to do.  I nailed my T25 Rip't Circuit. Hopefully next time won't be so awkward using the bands.


Since I am doing another run later with the running group, I decided I would get up and just run 2 miles in my neighborhood.

As much as I would love to say I nailed my work out afterwards...I didn't. :( T25 Dynamic Core means some serious business.

It was a little warm on my second run of the day. Decided to run a little slower than I did on Tuesdays run.


Another busy weekend means getting my long run in early. Since the half marathon course is hilly, I have been taking my long runs to the park to run the hilly loop around the lake. Granted the hills there aren't like what I will see on the course, it is still better than training on a flat course. I felt slower than normal, but in the end my avg pace was  9:13" which is where I want to be anyways for my race.


Decided to take advantage of the wonderful weather, so we headed up to the mountains for the day/night.


Got on the boat for possibly one last time before the cooler weather sets in. It was so nice to be able to get out on the lake to relax.  Great way to end week 10 of training :)


  1. yay! great job :) i want to do a 1/2 sometime :)

    1. You should! I have done over a handful of 10Ks and 5Ks. I felt like it was time to finally sign up for the half. I also had some pressure from friends as well. LOL. The hardest part is signing up for the half.

  2. You are seriously doing awesome with training for your first half, thoroughly impressed. I'm pretty sure training for my first half consisted of trying to run a few times a week and throwing maybe a longer run in once or twice a month Ha. My how things have changed!

    Glad you were able to get away for the weekend too, relaxing and getting some fun time in is seriously a crucial part of training! Gotta keep your moral high!

    1. I am feeling great about this half. A few weeks back I was really wanting to quit training, so glad I have stuck it out. Almost there!