Posted by: Drew | October 15, 2007

Half Marathon Training Week 11: a recap

Mileage totals:

  • Weekly: 10.2 (they’re not saying “boo”, they’re saying “Drew”)
  • Monthly: 22
  • Yearly: 347.6

Monday

Scheduled for 5 easy miles. Honestly I don’t even remember right now why I didn’t do it.  More than likely, my right quad was a bit testy and I didn’t feel like pushing it.

Tuesday

Scheduled for a track workout, running 10 x 400 at 5-K pace.  Here was my train of thought: the last three weeks, I’ve been dragging at softball on Wednesdays because of my hard runs on Tuesdays; my leg hurts (yeah, still… what the heck?!?); I’ll put off running until Thursday and try to heal.

Way to rationalize your laziness, dude.

Wednesday

Scheduled rest day and softball. I played two games of softball, and called it a day. My legs felt better before the game from skipping the previous days workout, but the quick side-to-side motions of playing ball aggravated the injury and I was hurting after the game.  (I know this looks eerily similar to last week’s Wednesday entry, but it’s still true)

Thursday

The cold I’d been fighting off for the last three days finally kicked my butt.  I stayed home from work, and vowed to do nothing but focus on getting healthy the entire day.  I hydrated, slept until noon, and ended up feeling a lot better by the time Friday hit.

So yeah, no running.

Friday

Scheduled rest day.  Gotta follow the schedule.

Saturday

Scheduled for three miles at race pace.  We spent the day over at Cletus’s house watching football with him and his wife.  Cletus doesn’t run fast, and I figured after six days it was probably best to ease back into things, so I settled for three easy miles.  It was nice and cool, and we finished in about 30 minutes.  My legs felt good, and I was ready for more.

Sunday

Scheduled for a 6 mile long run.  I stuck a Barry Melrose hockey podcast on my iPod and shot out the door.  I maintained a pretty even pace, finishing in 57:45 (9:38/mile).  My legs felt good, enough to open it up a little in the last 400-600 meters (I’m figuring somewhere around sub-8:00 pace).  I cooled down with a mix of walking and strides, and settled in for a great day of football.  Hey, I’m a Browns fan.  (3-3) is super.

If all goes according to plan, the week before the race will be heavier than the two weeks preceeding.  Still not too strenuous, though.

6 days until the Columbus Half Marathon.

Thanks for stopping by, see you out there.

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