Well friends, it looks like I will be doing another half this fall! I wasn’t intending to do a half, but when the race director offers you a free race- you take it! The Myakka half marathon and 5k takes place on November 12 this year and they had sign up parties at both Fit2Run stores this week. Perks of being an event coordinator at my job ;-). I’m actually kind of excited for this as I heard this was a great course last year and the medal is spectacular! I’ve been slowly ramping up my mileage on weekend long runs so I’m in pretty good shape for this, even though I’m only 6 weeks out from race day. I’m linking up with Tricia from Mississippi Piddlin and Holly from Ho Ho Runs for the Weekly Wrap.
Sunday, October 2: Rest day; I was intending to run with the Fit2Run group this morning, but my sickness got the best of me and I decided I needed to sleep in.
Monday, October 3: Fun Run with the Fit2Run downtown group! 3 miles in 30 minutes, average pace 10:00/mile
Tuesday, October 4: I tried my first ‘brick’ workout for future triathlon training! I’ve decided I’m going to do the St. Anthony’s Sprint Tri in April as my first tri. So today I went to the gym and did the following:
- Bike, 4.97 miles, 20:00, 14.91mph
- Run, 1.5 miles, 18:00, 12:00/mile
- Weights: Lat Row, 85 lb, 3×20; Lat pull down, 57lb, 3×10, Lat single side pull down, 35lb/side, 3×10
Wednesday, October 5: Rest day, worked both jobs
Thursday, October 7: Fun Run with the Fit2Run UTC store, 4 miles, 45 minutes, 11:25/mile
Friday, October 8: Rest day before long run tomorrow!
Saturday, October 9: 10 miles done this morning! Met at the downtown store for the training groups, but everyone was doing different mileage so I was by myself. It was a mental struggle at the end, but honestly felt so badass for pushing through and knocking out the full 10! Why is it that the first time you do double digits in a season feels the hardest? Next time I know it will be easier…and 12 won’t feel like that much of a push. Anyone else have those feelings the first time they do their long run for half/full marathon training?
QOTD: Do you find you have a hard time mentally with a certain number of miles? Do you run with a group or solo?