Posted by: Drew | September 11, 2007

Half Marathon Training Week 6: a recap

The last catch-up post.  Next one should be “real time”.

Mileage totals:

  • Weekly: 18.0 (wicked hills)
  • Monthly: 18.0
  • Yearly: 258.5


Travel day to go down South.  Scheduled rest.


Scheduled for 4 easy miles.  Hey… I’m on vacation.  I rested.  No worries. 


Scheduled 40 minute tempo run.  Cletus and I went out and did 3.4 miles through rolling hills.  Pace (11:29/mile) was definitely not a tempo run.  Still, it felt good to get out and work the legs.  Hills are pretty new to me, so we took it easy.


Scheduled for 3 easy miles plus strength training.  Skipped the usual strength training, and instead opted for a short hill/interval workout.  Warmed up with a walk down the switchbacks towards the water (0.6 miles), then did intervals of 15 seconds hard running followed by 30 seconds brisk walk to recover.  Once at the top, turned around for what was supposed to be an easy jog back to the bottom.  Turned out to be the fastest I’ve run in quite a while.  3:32 to the bottom, a 5:54/mile pace.  Quads and calves were slightly sore after this, but felt good.


Scheduled rest day.


Ran at Percy Warner Park in Nashville with Trent, race director of the Harpeth Hills Flying Monkey Marathon.  I’ll have the write-up in another post (it’s way too long for this recap).  Scheduled for a 10-K, ended up doing 11.8 miles.  Awesome!


Travel day back to Ohio.  Sore legs and tight left calf.  Not fun.

Great week overall, I was very pleased.  Not a ton of mileage, but some very hard workouts.

Thanks for stopping by, see you out there.


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